'Graeme Lay is a full-time writer of fiction and non-fiction who has a particular interest in South Pacific history and culture. He also works as an editor and manuscript assessor. Graeme has published nine novels for adult and young adults, three collections of short stories, two collections of travel writing and several non-fiction works. The latter includes his large format illustrated book, 'In Search of Paradise - Artists and Writers in the Colonial South Pacific' (Random House) and a history of Whangapoua, on the eastern Coromandel coast, entitled 'Whangapoua - Harbour of the Shellfish'. Graeme Lay's most recent book is a novel, 'The Secret Life of James Cook' (Fourth Estate, 2013), a fictional account of the English navigator's early life, naval career and world circumnavigation as commander of HMS Endeavour. He is currently working on a sequel, a fictional account of James Cook's second world voyage, on HMS Resolution. Graeme works from his home in Devonport, on Auckland's North Shore. He is married to Gillian and they have three adult children.
In Search of Paradise