Author Bio

Peter Swarbrick was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, and studied international relations at Lancaster University. After working for several years in London as a newspaper reporter, he joined the United Nations secretariat in New York. Starting in 1989, he spent eighteen years in peacekeeping, in New York, Cambodia and half a dozen African countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He now lives in Yangon, Myanmar, with his wife May Pearl, their son Pascal and two golden retrievers, Pinky and Percy.