Alan Perrott came to journalism relatively late and rejoiced in becoming INL Young Reporter of the Year at the tender age of 31. After five years with the East & Bays Courier he moved to the New Zealand Herald in 2000. After five years in the newsroom, he shifted into feature writing and spent ten years as staff writer for the paper’s weekend glossy, Canvas. In 2015, he left to try his hand at freelancing and wrote a book, At the Edge of Art, for Wellington engineering company Dunning Thornton. After finding himself missing the energy of a newsroom he has found his way into New Zealand Doctor. With a lovely wife and two young boys (late again), he maintains his sanity by occasionally DJing as The House of Bamboo.