The Short List for “NZ Booklovers Awards 2021” has been announced, with 6 in the Lifestyle section, including “Landmarks.”
The Judges comments about Landmarks by Grahame Sydney, Brian Turner, and Owen Marshall are: “Any book containing the work of either Grahame Sydney, Brian Turner or Owen Marshall is sure to be a spine-tingler. A book which contains the work of all three grouped gloriously together provides a visceral link to Aotearoa’s epic landscape through painting, poetry and prose which is uniquely of us. Landmarks is – quite simply – breath-taking. It is presented in the traditional coffee table format with a Grahame Sydney painting adorning the cover so life-like you feel as if you could step right into the landscape. And in a year when we have been confined by COVID-19 to the exploration of our own shores, why would you not want to? With Landmarks the reader can see the country while also sinking into their favourite settee.” Awards are announced 18 March 2021.