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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The need for perpetual motion has always been TONY PERROTTET's most obvious personality disorder.  While studying history at Sydney University, the Australian-born Perrottet regularly disappeared hitch-hiking through the Outback, sailing the coast of Sumatra or traveling through rural India (enjoying a brief and inglorious career as a film extra in Rajasthan).

After graduation, he moved to South America to work as a 'roving correspondent,' where he covered the Shining Path war in Peru, drug running in Colombia and several military rebellions in Argentina.  A brief visit to Manhattan ten years ago convinced him that New York was the ideal place for a rootless wanderer to be based.  From his current home in the East Village of Manhattan, he has continued to commute to Iceland, Tierra del Fuego and Zanzibar, while contributing to international publications including Conde Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Esquire, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, the New York Times and London Sunday Times.

A collection of his travel stories, Off the Deep End: Travels in Forgotten Frontiers (HarperCollins Flamingo) was published in 1997.

Contact the Author at: TonyPerrottet@CS.Com

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