Martin Edmond is the author of more than twenty books. He has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from Western Sydney University where he wrote his dissertation, which later appeared as the book Battarbee and Namatjira. Edmond’s works of memoir and biography about art and artists include Dark Night: Walking with McCahon, The Supply Party (on artist Ludwig Becker), Chronicle of the Unsung, winner of the 2005 Montana Book Award for Biography, and The Resurrection of Philip Clairmont. His other books include The Autobiography of My Father, Luca Antara, Waimarino County, Isinglass, and The Expatriates (the latter including a history of Joe Trapp, the New Zealander who was the long-serving director of the Warburg Institute in post-war London). In 2013 he received the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Non-Fiction in recognition of his outstanding contribution to literature.