Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Merino Country - Stories from the Home of New Zealand’s Hardiest Sheep Paul Hersey & Derek Morrison Published 1 November 2016; Penguin RRP $60.00
The land of our hardiest, wildest and wooliest sheep
breed, captured in all its spectacular beauty.
From the towering peaks of the
Inland Kaikoura Range in the north to the glacial waters of Lake Wakatipu in
the south, this is a richly illustrated celebration of New Zealand’s most
spectacular high country. It is also the story of our most revered sheep breed,
and the families whose livelihoods depend on it thriving in this extreme yet
Merino Country features: Mount
Nicholas Station, Cecil Peak Station, Nine Mile Station, Dingleburn Station,
Otematata Station, Glen Lyon Station, Lake Heron Station, Flock Hill Station,
Muzzle Station and Muller Station.
About the author and photographer
Dunedin-based author Paul Hersey (left) has
climbed, surfed, mountain-biked, kayaked or otherwise explored his way through
most corners of New Zealand and many destinations overseas. Between adventures,
he researches and writes articles for various magazines, including Alpinist, The Surfer’s Journal, New Zealand Geographic and North & South.
Derek Morrison (right) was born into a farming family near
Putaruru in 1974. While studying veterinary science at Massey University he
discovered his two passions: photography and surfing. He began supplying images
for New Zealand Surfing magazine and eventually took over the
editorship. After a stint working in Sydney, in 2008 he moved to Dunedin to
raise his young family and to start his company Adventure Media Group Ltd. He
continues to contribute to a range of leading magazines as well as his surf,
lifestyle and culture photo blog, Box of Light. He is married to Rachael and
they have three children: Taya, Rewa and Keo.