The Autobiography of My Father
Awarded third place in the 1993 Wattie Book Award, Martin Edmond's The Autobiography of My Father is a pioneering work of creative non-fiction in which Edmond transforms his grief at the death of his father, Trevor Edmond, into a fascinating memoir and love letter. Two major sections of The Autobiography of My Father allow us to meet Trevor Edmond in his own words through taped interviews and confessional notes that he wrote for his psychiatrists. The book also presents a counterview to the opinions expressed in the celebrated autobiography of Lauris Edmond (Martin's mother), a leading poet and public figure. This is a deeply moving evocation by a gifted writer.
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Awards and Nominations
Third place – 1993 Wattie Book Award The Autobiography of my Father, Martin Edmond
. . . there is writing of a clarity and a quality that confirms that those remarkable Edmonds have given New Zealand literature another fine voice. – Ross Stevens, Evening Post