Joanne Drayton is author of New York Times bestseller The Search for Anne Perry (2014), which was a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards 2013, the subject of a 60 Minutes documentary, and a cover story in the New Zealand Listener. Her critically acclaimed Ngaio Marsh: Her life in crime (2008) was a Christmas pick in the UK's Independent newspaper in 2009. Joanne has written three other groundbreaking biographies. In 2007 she was awarded a National Library Fellowship, and in 2017 she received a prestigious Logan Nonfiction Fellowship at the Carey Institute in Upstate New York. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her partner and three cats.