Martin Edmond’s evocative memoir takes us back to Ohakune in the 1950’s and examines his earliest memories of family life growing up in the shadow of Mount Ruapehu.

Written and read by Martin Edmond

Barefoot Years is a volume of stories taken from a larger memoir The Dreaming Land.  Both are published by BWB (Bridget Williams Books). Find them both here


Martin Edmond

Martin Edmond Photo: Liz March

Martin Edmond (1952- ) is a writer, screenwriter, and a poet.

Martin Edmond was born in Ohakune, one of six children and the only son of Trevor and Lauris Edmond, and grew up in small North Island towns.

After briefly working as a Junior Lecturer at Victoria University, Edmond joined the avant-garde theatre group Red Mole, and in 1977 began to tour with them. In 1981 Edmond settled in Australia, where he still lives and works as a freelance writer

He has published book-length collections of poetry, and several non-fiction titles with a recent historical or biographical focus. He has been involved in theatre, and his career as a scriptwriter includes the screenplays for several award-winning feature films (Illustrious Energy, The Footstep Man). 




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