Tom Scott

Scott is an award winning political columnist, editorial cartoonist, film maker and dramatist. Six collections of his satirical writings and five collections of his cartoons have been published. In 2007 he was one of 17 editorial cartoonists from around the world invited to a ‘Cartoonists for Peace’ conference in Rome sponsored by the United Nations. In 2010 some of his works were selected for a permanent ‘Cartooning for Peace’exhibition at Memorial de Caen in France. His stage play The Daylight Atheist was a critical and commercial hit in Australia and New Zealand. In 1996 he researched, wrote and co-produced View from the Top, a four hour Television New Zealand documentary series on the life of Sir Edmund Hillary. In 2003 for UK’s Channel 4 he wrote, directed and produced Hillary on Everest a documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Everest conquest. He has been named Qantas Media Awards Cartoonist-of-the-Year five times. He is currently the Dominion Post’s editorial cartoonist.