24 Sep 2022

Robbie Burton: taking writing above the bushline

From Saturday Morning, 10:35 am on 24 September 2022
Robbie Burton

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Robbie Burton has been at the helm of independent publishers Potton & Burton since 1990, when it was called Craig Potton Publishing. Having published countless non-fiction titles over the decades, Burton has finally put pen to paper to write his own.

Burton grew up in Nelson as one of six children, and his new memoir Bushline recounts a childhood spent in the wilderness, sparking a life-long infatuation with tramping, skiing and mountaineering. He also reflects on his experiences as an everyday tramper, and looks at Aotearoa’s environmental movement of the 1970s and 1980s.

Burton will be appearing as part of the Nelson Arts Festival on October 24. Head over here for more information.