Martin Edmond

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Martin Edmond (born Ohakune, 1952) is a New Zealand author and screenplay writer. He is the son of writer Lauris Edmond.

Edmond studied Anthropology and English, graduating MA in English from Victoria University of Wellington. He spent a year working as a junior lecturer before joining avant garde theatre group Red Mole, with whom he spent five years as a writer and actor. He moved to Australia in 1981.

Edmond has written screenplays for several New Zealand feature films, including Illustrious Energy (1987); The Footstep Man (1991) and Terra Nova (1996).

Martin's books include Streets of Music (1980), Houses, Days, Skies (1988), The Autobiography of My Father (1992), and The Resurrection of Philip Clairmont (1999). The Autobiography of My Father was nominated for a 1993 Wattie's Book Award, and The Resurrection of Philip Clairmont was a finalist in the 2000 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ "Previous winners". Creative New Zealand. Retrieved October 24, 2013.