Seabourn Conversations, Featured Speaker
Author and Silk Road lecturer, Peter Ward is a published author for Random House Children’s Books, part of the Random House Group plc. With his father serving in the military, Peter was born in Yorkshire but his early years were spent in Malaysia, living later in Germany and a number of different places in the UK. His early career at Sotheby’s in Bond Street, London, instilled in him a love of Chinese ceramics, and from there his interest developed into Chinese legend and mythology, especially the Chinese fascination with the life-affirming dragon – in complete contrast to its ferocious Western counterpart. This interest then branched into the Silk Road and all its influences on Western civilization, becoming a passion and the driving force in making his book, Dragon Horse, a published reality.