Neville Peat

Showing in: Wanaka


Wanaka Mountain Book 1 Sunday July 1
Armstrong Room, 5:30pm



Dunedin-born Neville Peat is the author of over 30 books covering themes of geography, biography, history and the natural environment. Shackleton’s Whisky is his fifth book on Antarctic themes, and the British edition was named Book of the Week by the London Daily Mail. 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 biographies include the bestselling Hurricane Tim: The Story of Sir Tim Wallis. Besides writing, Neville works as a guest lecturer on tours of the New Zealand sub Antarctic islands and mainland New Zealand aboard small expedition cruise ships. 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.