Nic Low (Ngāi Tahu) is an author, contributing editor at New Zealand Geographic and until recently the Programme Director of WORD Christchurch. His writings on wilderness, history, technology and race have been widely published and anthologised on both sides of the Tasman. His short story collection Arms Race (2014) was an Australian Book Review and Listener book of the year, and shortlisted for the Readings Prize and Queensland Literary Awards. Uprising (2021) details nine walking expeditions through the Māori history of the Southern Alps, and won the CLNZ Writers Award, the Wiley Prize and was runner-up, Non-fiction, at the New Zealand Heritage Book Awards. His next is Little Doomsdays (with Phil Dadson, forthcoming Sept 2023), exploring what previous civilisations tried to preserve when faced with their own demise.