Author(s): Mark Chisnell
Pirates used to kill with cutlasses and cannons
Mark Chisnell resides in England, but has a strong association with New Zealand because of his role as navigator for the OneWorld challenge for the America's Cup in 2002/03. For the past twelve years he has mixed professional sailing with journalism, having written for newspapers such as the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph in the UK, plus selected sailing magazines. His first novel, The Defector, was published by HarperCollins in 2002. He has also written seven nonfiction books on sailing.