DYSON, John. New Zealander, b. 1943. Genres: Travel/Exploration, History, Children's fiction, Children's non-fiction, Sports/Fitness, Recreation. Career: Reporter and writer for newspapers and magazines in New Zealand, Hong Kong, and England, 1959-72; freelance journalist and author, 1972-; roving editor for Reader's Digest Magazine, 1988-. Publications: NONFICTION: (with others) The Magnificent Continent, 1976; Business in Great Waters, 1977; The Hot Arctic, 1979; The South Seas Dream: An Adventure in Paradise, 1982; (with J. Fitchett) Sink the Rainbow!: An Enquiry Into the "Greenpeace Affair", 1986; Spirit of Sail: On Board the World's Great Sailing Ships, 1987; Columbus: For Gold, God, and Glory, 1991; FICTION: The Prime Minister's Boat Is Missing, 1974; Blue Hurricane, 1983; China Race, 1984; JUVENILE: Yachting the New Zealand Way, 1965; Behind the Wheel, 1974; In a Garage, 1974; (with K. Dyson) Fun with Kites, 1976; The Pond Book, 1976; The Motorcycling Book, 1977; The Young Yachtsman, 1978; Westward with Columbus, 1991. Address: 27 The Terrace, Barnes, London SW13 ONR, England.