Peter Simpson is a writer, editor and curator who taught at universities in New Zealand and Canada. He was director of the Holloway Press and a head of English at the University of Auckland, retiring in 2013. Peter has written and/or edited many books and essays on New Zealand art, literature and cultural history, including titles on Ronald Hugh Morrieson, Allen Curnow, Colin McCahon, Kendrick Smithyman and Leo Bensemann. Recent projects include Charles Brasch Journals 1945-57 (OUP, 2017) and Bloomsbury South: The arts in Christchurch 1933-53 (AUP, 2016). Peter lives in Auckland, where he is working on a book about Colin McCahon. He received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement (Non-fiction) in 2017.
"Plaudits to Simpson for this meticulous and sensitive work, whose introduction covers virtually every aspect of a refined, susceptible, tremendously energetic and occasionally waspish man."; David Hill reviews Vol.2 of Charles Brasch's Journals in the New Zealand Herald, 29 July 2017