Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Screenwriter and bestselling author of 'The Honourable Thief', 'The Emerald Tablet', and 'The Water Diviner'.

Well, that whole “The Pacific in the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill” thing is the gift that just keeps on giving. Now, the script I co-wrote has bagged a nomination from the Australian Writers’ Guild for documentary or factual series. Not too shabby at all. Looking forward to the party, win or lose.

A little while ago, the fine literary philanthropists at Ponder & See got in touch and asked if I’d like to join them on a jaunt to New Zealand to have a chat about all things Cook and the Pacific. So this weekend, I’m winging my way to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers … which …

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So, a little project I co-wrote a while ago has been nominated for what amounts to an Aussie Emmy. A modest little series starring a guy you may have seen in the odd movie or tv show. It, and the book I wrote to accompany the series, is something I’ll always be very proud of. …

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… and even if you didn’t – in response to those of you who live outside Australia and New Zealand and have asked about purchasing the book I penned to accompany the TV series, The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill, I have it on good authority that it will land in …

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A funny exchange with a friend recently. Already rather bemused by my fairly colourful/convoluted/dysfunctional career path, she overheard me discussing my forthcoming publications with another friend. “A COOKBOOK? WHAT!? You’ve written a bloody COOKBOOK now?” she exclaimed. No, I explained. Not a ‘cookbook’. But a ‘Cook book’. As in – a book about James Cook, …

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