Martin Edmond was born in Ōhakune and grew up in small North Island towns. After university study, and a stint touring internationally with Red Mole theatre, he moved to Sydney, where he lives and writes. His most recent books include Dark Night: Walking With McCahon (AUP 2011); Barefoot Years (Bridget Williams Books 2014) and The Dreaming Land (Bridget Williams Books 2015). In 2013 he received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Non-Fiction and in 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Michael King Fellowship.

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