David is a British-born geographer, environmental scientist, writer and poet. His academic publications include over 100 research papers, about a dozen books (as author or editor) and fifty or more other reports and book chapters. He has published three novels, the most recent of which, The Claim, was long-listed for the Michael Gifkins Prize in 2018, before being published by UK publishers RedDoor Press in 2019. ?Several of his poems have also been published in anthologies, and in 2015 he won a silver medal in the United Poets Laureate International competition, for his poem Motueka.
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