Brian Turner


Brian Turner is a former New Zealand hockey player and has published best-selling sports biographies, many other books and numerous collections of poetry, including most recently Just This (Victoria University Press, 2009).

He has received many awards for his writing; including the Te Mata Estate NZ Poet Laureate 2003–05, the Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for Poetry 2009 and New Zealand Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry 2009.


Open road

MemoirWHILE STILL A squirt, and a year or two before I started going to primary school, I often stood beside next-of-kin and others at the Caledonian Ground in Dunedin, beside adults who were shouting, 'Go, Alf!', or 'Go, Alan!'...

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