About the Author
Born in England, Joe Bennett has lived in New Zealand since 1987.
His newspaper columns are syndicated throughout the country and he has several times been judged New Zealand Columnist of the Year.
Thirteen collections of his columns have been published in New Zealand and three world-wide. He has had four travel books published by Simon and Schuster UK, and his work has been translated into Chinese, Korean, Greek and American. Where Underpants Come From was the Whitcoulls Travcom Travel Book of the Year in 2009.
His novel, King Rich, is set in the ruins of Christchurch after the 2011 quakes, and spent five weeks at #1 on the NZ Fiction Best Seller list.
His memoir From There to Here was published by Harper Collins in May 2023.
He lives in Lyttelton.