A graduate of Canterbury and Auckland Universities, David Grant became a professional historian in 1991, after successful careers in newspaper journalism and secondary school teaching. Anderton: His Life and Times is his fourteenth published book and his third biography. He has also written many essays and articles for a wide range of historical publications, and has appeared in film, television and radio documentary programmes. A founding executive member of PHANZA (Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand Aotearoa), David is a life member and former chairperson of the Labour History Project, and is a trustee and secretary of the Collective Media Trust, a collective of prominent film-makers. He lives in Wellington.