Greatest Hits gathers dispatches filed from London, New York, Jakarta and Wellington, for publications as various as The New York Times, the Guardian, The Australian, the Jerusalem Report and the Christian Science Monitor. A high-school dropout who ‘more or less accidentally’ discovered journalism as a career choice, David Cohen offers an unorthodox and often provocative take on the world he encounters. Greatest Hits shoots a rocket through a galaxy of authors, outriders, rock stars and politicians, and cogitates on the literary life, the death of traditional journalism, the vanished city of Christchurch, and much else besides.
David Cohen is a Wellington-based journalist and author who has published far afield. He is the author of memoir, A Perfect World, and Little Criminals, a social history of residential children's homes in New Zealand, which was named by the Listener as one of the year's best books 2011. He is currently working on a new book on the Middle East.
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