Peri Hoskins, a child of the twentieth century, was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He is the second son of a family of five children, four boys and a girl.
Peri grew up in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand, a provincial city then home to about 30,000 people. He was educated at Whangarei Boys’ High School where he twice won a national essay competition. After completing high school and winning the school prizes for English, History and Geography, Peri went to Auckland University where he studied law and the humanities, including history and English literature.
Peri was mainly based in Australia between 1985 and 2005. He completed his study of law and the humanities at the University of Sydney including several courses in philosophy. He worked as a lawyer in New South Wales before embarking on a 1994 five-month road trip all around Australia. This road trip comprises the material for his book, "East - A Novel". Peri subsequently worked as a lawyer in both New South Wales and Queensland, and developed his current specialisation in legal work – civil litigation.
In December 1999 Peri travelled to the Kingdom of Tonga to be in the first country in the world to see in the new millennium. The diary of his three weeks in Tonga has become "Millennium – A Memoir", a book of creative nonfiction. In 2004 Peri completed a post graduate diploma in film and television production at Queensland University of Technology. Peri now lives, writes and works as a barrister (being a self-employed lawyer) in Northland, New Zealand.
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East - A Novel
by Peri Hoskins
Jack Kerouac meets Bill Bryson with touches of John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy. Set in 1990s Australia, 30 year-old Vince Osborne ditches his respectable life and hits the road. His aim is to discover Australia, its people and himself. Random encounters lead to unexpected adventures, an optimism for the future and peace with his past.
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