|Was||Writer Journalist Science fiction writer Children's writer|
|Birth||11 June 1932, Richtenberg, Germany|
|Death||1 March 1994, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (aged 61 years)|
Gert Prokop (born June 11, 1932 in Richtenberg; died 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).
Der Tod des Reporters, 1973 Einer muß die Leiche sein, 1976 (filmed 1978, Director: Iris Gusner) So blond, so schön, so tot, 1994
Books for children
Der Drache mit den veilchenblauen Augen, 1974 Gute-Nacht-Geschichten für verträumte Kinder, 1975 Der kleine Riese und andere Märchen, Kinderbuch Die Maus im Fenster, 1980 Detektiv Pinky, 1982 (filmed 2001 as Pinky und der Millionenmops, Director: Stefan Lukschy) Der Hausflug, 1989
Wer stiehlt schon Unterschenkel?, 1977 (aka Der Tod der Unsterblichen, 1984) Der Samenbankraub, 1983 Die Phrrks, 1988 Das todsichere Ding, 1988 Null minus unendlich, 1990