Author(s): Denis Wright
Hamish Graham is highly intelligent, disciplined, resourceful and fearless. He scorns all signs of weakness and is obsessed with Charles Upham, Alexander the Great and Te Rauparaha;� all men of action. But Hamish is also a fourteen-year-old with a serious anger problem and a disturbing past. Hamish is about to learn that some of the worlds most influential people have been square pegs in round holes, and heroism can take many forms. Violence 101 is a compelling and powerful novel about looking for life-purpose and for modern-day heroes. New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2009, Best First Book Award Winner.
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Best First Book 2009. Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Award 2009.
This debut author, who has two teenage sons of his own, is an English teacher at a Wellington high school.