Neil Ellwood Peart (pronounced “peert”), is a Canadian musician and author. He is the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances, and is known for his technical proficiency and stamina.
Peart is the author of six nonfiction books, the latest released in 2014. His growth as an author predates the published work by several years (not including his work as Rush’s primary lyricist), through private letters and short travelogues sent out to a small circle of friends and family.
Peart worked with science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson to develop a novelization of Rush’s 2012 album Clockwork Angels and the follow on novel Clockwork Lives.