Rebecca Priestley

Rebecca Priestley lives in Wellington and works as the works as a senior lecturer at Victoria University. She writes a regular science columnist for the Listener, and she was the editor of Dispatches from Continent Seven: An anthology of Antarctic science. Rebecca was born in Wellington in 1967.

Books
Sep 17, 2019

Extract: Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica, a memoir beginning in Wellington

In this extract from a chapter called ‘Deep Time’ in Rebecca Priestley’s new memoir, Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica, Rebecca remembers her peculiar, legume-heavy, art-saturated childhood in Wellington.

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Books
Jun 21, 2016

It's nature writing, Jim, but not as we know it: Rebecca Priestley reviews Annie Dillard

Is it worth reading acclaimed essayist personal Annie Dillard, or is she just "bonkers"?

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Books
Apr 11, 2016

The Monday excerpt: What king crabs tell us about the crisis of climate change

A rapidly warming ocean has encouraged the invasion of King Crabs, the complete bastards of the sea. In a dark and apocalyptic vision, Kathryn Smith examines why.

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