Martin Edmond

If on one of those late night taxi runs, you'd managed to draw the Martin into conversation, you might have heard the soft cadences of the people of NZ’s North Island. Martin Edmond writes of life through the work of artists, and other ordinary, great people in his purview. He paints their lives with a studied disregard for the strictures of realism, giving expression to Markus Gabriel’s philosophy of existence as fields of sense. In these fields of sense, life and thought and landscape have no borders. And yet anything can exist and surely does. 

Martin Edmond’s works include Battarbee and Namatjira, Dark Night: Walking with McCahon, The Supply Party (on artist Ludwig Becker), Chronicle of the Unsung, winner of the 2005 Montana Book Award for Biography, and The Resurrection of Philip Clairmont. Other books include Luca Antara, Waimarino County and The Autobiography of My Father. In 2013 he received the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Non-Fiction, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to literature. Martin has numerous other nominations and awards.