GEOFF NORMAN was born in Wellington and has a background in science and environmental studies. He has been involved in publishing for over 30 years, designing, typesetting and producing books. His first book, Buller's Birds of New Zealand: the complete work of J. G. Keulemans, was published by Te Papa Press in 2012. It was the New Zealand Herald's Book of the Year in 2012 and a finalist in the 2013 NZ Post Book Awards, and has been reprinted three times. Geoff enjoys tramping, music, and Latin American and Spanish culture.