Born and raised in Cape Town, Vernon R.L. Head is currently the principal architect at Cape Town’s much-lauded Head & Long Architects and serves as a director on the Board of BirdLife South Africa, one of Africa’s biggest and most successful conservation NGOs. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
In 2017 Vernon R.L. Head was elected as a Fellow International of the Explorers Club in New York for his writings on the environment. Vernon R.L. Head has written three books and edited a collection of short stories. He is presently working on a new novel.”
“Head’s language is laudatory, his tone elegiac.”
The Wall Street Journal
“Mr Head’s gently rocking prose is dense with surprising metaphor and exquisitely descriptive phrases, the kind that make a reader double back to savor them twice.”
Michele MagwoodSunday Times
“It is accomplished, vivid, lyrical prose that is full of wonderment.”
“A truly enthralling book that reads like a good detective yarn. The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World is a must-read for anyone delights in birds and the magic of their flight.”