Prize winner: The Wolf author Peter Hohnen and his dog, Lawrence.
Prize winner: The Wolf author Peter Hohnen and his dog, Lawrence.

Author wins UK book award

BELLINGEN author Peter Hohnen is on top of the world after a book he co-wrote collected a prestigious award in London.

The Wolf, written by Mr Hohnen and Richard Guilliatt, collected the Mountbatten Maritime Award in the UK.

The prize is awarded annually by the Maritime Foundation to a work of literature that contributes most significantly to public awareness of maritime issues in the UK.

It is believed Mr Hohnen and Mr Guilliatt will receive the award from Countess Mountbatten at a gala dinner later this week.

The Wolf documents the continuous 64,000-mile, 15-month voyage of Germany’s commerce-raider SMS Wolf which caused havoc across three oceans during World War One.

The Wolf launched Germany’s only direct attacks on Australia and New Zealand in the Great War and captured more than 400 men, women and children.



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