Peter Singer first became well-known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975. In 2011 Time included Animal Liberation on its "All-TIME" list of the 100 best nonfiction books published in English since the magazine began, in 1923. Singer has written, co-authored, edited or co-edited more than 50 books, including Practical Ethics; The Expanding Circle; Rethinking Life and Death; Ethics into Action; The Life You Can Save; The Most Good You Can Do; and, with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, The Point of View of the Universe. His works have appeared in more than 25 languages. Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. After teaching in England, the United States and Australia, in 1999 he became Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. Since 2005 he has combined his Princeton appointment with the position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies. He is married, with three daughters and four grandchildren. His recreations include hiking and surfing. In 2012 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, the nation's highest civic honour.
'A persuasive and inspiring work that will change the way you think about philanthrophy . . . and shows us we can make a profound difference in the lives of the world's poorest.'Bill & Melinda Gates'Mr Singer is a compelling moral voice seeking far more compassion for those who have the least.'The Wall Street Journal'Part rational argument, part stinging manifesto, part handbook.' The New York Times