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Autobiography of a family

Autobiography of a family

Between 1989 and 1992 Lauris Edmond published three autobiographical volumes – Hot October, Bonfires in the rain and The quick world – that traced the gradual breakdown of her marriage alongside her emergence as a poet. In 1992 her son Martin Edmond, also a writer, published The autobiography of my father, an unconventional, elegiac work that gave an alternative perspective on the family's past.

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Alex Calder, 'Non-fiction - Questioning orthodoxies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43311/autobiography-of-a-family (accessed 14 December 2019)

Story by Alex Calder, published 22 Oct 2014