Father: Barry Torkington (1950-) Mother: Dee Torkington (1949-) Born: 18 Jan 1973 Auckland, New Zealand Wife: Jenine Erin Abarbanel (1967-) Marr: 20 Feb 1996 Fort Collins, Colorado, USA Email: nathan AT torkington.comOldest child in a family of two. Grew up while the family was poor, and moved out when the family was better off (thanks to Barry's live fish exporting). Graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Moved to the United States to marry Jenine Abarbanel. Wrote ``The Perl Cookbook'' in 1998. Lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.