Gert Prokop

German writer

1932   -   1994

country of citizenship: Germany, German Democratic Republic
languages spoken, written or signed: German
educated at: Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin
occupation: writer, journalist, science fiction writer, children's writer
award received: Deutscher Science Fiction Preis, Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis, Deutscher Science Fiction Preis für die beste Kurzgeschichte

Gert Prokop (born 11 June 1932 in Richtenberg, died 1 March 1994 in Berlin from suicide) was a German writer of science fiction and crime fiction. He spent much of his life in the former East Germany. In crime fiction one of his best known works is "Detective Pinky" about an American boy who dreams of being like Allan Pinkerton and at least one of his crime novels was filmed. His science fiction made use of social criticism and dystopian forms. In 1990 he has won the Deutscher Science Fiction Preis (best short story).
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