The Autobiography of My Father

Martin Edmond

Author: Martin Edmond
Format: Ebook only
Pages: 186
Published: 1992
ISBN: 9781869400743

Available in Ebook

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 

 

Reviews

. . . 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