Alistair Paterson ONZM
Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for Services to Literature. Poet, Editor (magazine: Poetry NZ. critic anthologist,short story writer and novelist (1 novel to credit). Has travelled widely in the USA and in the UK promoting NZ writing. Winner 1993 KM Short Story Award. Co-winner John C Reid Award for Longer Poems. Mentor to other writers. Former Fulbright Fellow and Naval Officer (Lt Cdr)and educator.