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Brin Murray

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I'm a teacher, scientist and writer. I teach at a rural school and kind-of farm in one of the most beautiful places on earth - the top of the South Island, New Zealand. We've just sold off a bunch of feral sheep so we can have a crack at carbon sequestration for real – a no-brainer when you've got a bit of land and that's what your books are about. And your sheep are crazy wild anyway.

I've got three children, two dogs and a partner who spends around half his time at sea.

Children Of The Furnace was my first book and the critical reception was absolutely amazing – and then it was a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards 2019! It was fantastic to go to a red carpet event in Wellington and have that kind of recognition.

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