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Scott Willis

Scott Willis writes for both children and adults. He is editorial assistant to the International Journal of Rural Sociology at the Centre for the Study of Agriculture, Food and Environment at Otago University, and is currently completing his PhD. He has also previously studied the Neo-peasantry in France, and conducted ethnographic work at the European Parliament.

He lives with illustrator, Jenna Packer, and their two sons in Waitati, near Dunedin.

Selected bibliography:
  • Tip the Stomper illustrated by Jenna Packer (Scholastic Australia 1999).
  • Enough is Enough! illustrated by Jenna Packer (Scholastic NZ 2003


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