Owen Marshall and Grahame Sydney
Writer Owen Marshell may have been born in Te Kuiti but in his soul he's a Southern Man, a champion of the people and landscapes of Canterbury and Otago. While best known for his novels and short stories, Owen's just published his fourth poetry collection - a combination of both earlier works and new ones. Many of the poems are odes to the South Island, but others traverse the country - there's a whole section devoted to family and friends: Owen invited long time friend and Central Otago stalwart, Grahame Sydney, to complement the poetry in View from the South with a selection of his photographs. Lynn Freeman talks to Owen and Grahame about their three decade long friendship.: View From The South is published by Penguin Random House.