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Kirsten J. Bishop is an Australian writer and artist. In 2004, her first book, The Etched City, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She is a recipient of the Aurealis Award for best collection.

K. J. Bishop
BornKirsten J. Bishop
Melbourne, Australia
OccupationNovelist, artist
GenreFantasy, science fiction





  • That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote (e-book publication in 2012)

Short fictionEdit

  • "The Art of Dying" (1997)
  • "The Love of Beauty" (1999)
  • "The Memorial Page" (2002)
  • "On the Origins of the Fragrant Hill" (2002)
  • "Beach Rubble" (2003)[1]
  • "Maldoror Abroad" (2003)
  • "Reminiscence" (The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, 2003)
  • "Alsiso" (The Alsiso Project, 2004)
  • "We the Enclosed" (2004)
  • "Vision Splendid", in Baggage (published by Eneit Press run by Sharyn Lilley)(2010)


  • 2004 William L. Crawford Award for Best First Novel
  • 2004 Ditmar Award for Best Novel
  • 2004 Ditmar Award for Best New Talent


  1. ^ Carroll and Ward, David and Kyra (2004). "Arch Bishop". Tabula Rasa. Retrieved 2013-02-06.

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