Simon Wilson is a senior writer with the New Zealand Herald. He is a former editor of Metro, Cuisine and Consumer magazines, and has also been chief subeditor for the New Zealand Listener and a commissioning editor for book publisher AH & AW Reed. Simon was chair of the non-fiction judges panel at the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. His novel The Age of Light was published in 1994. He is the winner of many journalism awards, both as a writer and an editor, including magazine of the year (for both Cuisine and Metro), feature writer of the year (twice), first-person essayist of the year, opinion writer of the year and reviewer of the year. He is a recipient of a President’s Award and the Auckland Cup from Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects.