Des Hunt

Des Hunt lives at Matarangi on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Some years ago he made the transition from writing textbooks for secondary students to novels for younger readers while still maintaining his aims of fostering young peoples’ natural interest in the science of their surroundings. Des has authored 14 books in this genre and has been shortlisted for the NZ Children’s Book Awards four times.

A widely respected figure in New Zealand educational circles, and one who enjoys speaking in schools, Des Hunt’s other titles include The Last Tuatara, Project Huia, Cool Nukes, Sunken Forest and the Kiwis at War series title, 1918: Broken Poppies.

Des Hunt