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Neville Peat

Neville Peat

Dunedin-born Neville Peat is the author of more than 30 books covering themes of geography, biography, history and the natural environment. His titles range from Antarctica to the atolls of Tokelau. In 2007, he was awarded New Zealand’s largest literary prize, the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers’ Fellowship, for a book about the Tasman Sea. His most recent titles are The Invading Sea – Coastal Hazards and Climate Change in Aotearoa New Zealand (2018) and Shackleton’s Whisky (2013). A journalist in earlier years, he served a total of 12 years as a councillor on the Otago Regional Council and Dunedin City Council. In the 2018 New Year Honours, he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to conservation, including leadership of Dunedin’s Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Neville lives on Otago Peninsula, Dunedin. www.nevillepeatsnewzealand.com