Peter Macinnis

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Gender MALE
Industry Science
Occupation writer of books and stuff
Location Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Introduction Peter Macinnis turned to writing after his promising career as a chiaroscuro player was tragically cut short by a caravaggio crash during the Trompe L'Oeil endurance race. He recently did remarkably well in the early rounds of the celebrity underwater cooking program, Moister Chef, but he was disqualified for using dried fruits and desiccated coconut. He has a pet leech named Gladys, which has lived in a container on his desk for the last six months, as part of another book, and he is an expert echidna handler and ant lion wrangler. He wrote both the score and the libretto for the acclaimed opera Manon Troppo.

Sorry, that’s not quite right. I write and sometimes broadcast about science, for young and old. Use the link below to view my complete profile then look for the link on the left for my web site. I write mainly about science, or consumer history for both adults and children, depending on how the fit takes me on a given morning. I usually have one book coming back after editing or in production, one being edited, one being written and one or more being actively researched.
Interests Writing, reading, walking, theatre, opera, ballet, classical music, contemporary art and music, museums, art galleries, architecture, wilderness, conservation, travel, climbing small mountains slowly, sitting on top of small mountains and wondering how to get down. Did I mention reading?
Favorite Movies Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Amélie, Mon Oncle, Waking Ned Devine, Duck Soup, 10 Canoes, The African Queen, The Knack, Hard Day's Night, Brassed Off, A Night at the Opera, Atonement, A Very Long Engagement, Whisky Galore, Brazil, Die Fälscher, Celui Qui Doit Mourir, Lantana, Manon des Sources, Jean de Florette, Morgan, Run Lola Run, I Served the King of England, Newsfront, The Usual Suspects, True Grit, Zorba the Greek, The Lives of Others, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Hud, True Grit, The Shootist, The Magnificent Seven, Seven Samurai, The Piano, Ealing comedies, chase-and-blow-up movies, art house movies, farces, slapstick.
Favorite Music Monteverdi, Mussorgsky, Nielsen, Bach, Bruckner, Mahler, Brahms, Beethoven, Sibelius, Sculthorpe, Liszt, Wagner, Strauss (Richard), Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Verdi, Puccini, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Purcell, Respighi, Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Dvorak, Zelenka, Janacek, Spohr, Vivaldi, Stravisky, Hatdn, Handel, Borodin, Albinoni, Satie, Rodrigo, Stamitz, Mozart, people like that. Also Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Eric Bogle, The Weavers, Paul Robeson, people like that.
Favorite Books Find me on GoodReads where I appear under my own name.

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