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Michael Donaldson
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Michael Donaldson

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Michael Donaldson is an Auckland-based freelance writer and editor. A former sports editor and deputy editor at the Sunday Star-Times, he has been a journalist for 30 years, specialising in sport and more recently beer … that is, pretty much the dream job. He is the editor of a specialist beer magazine, The Pursuit of Hoppiness, contributes to DrinksBiz magazine, and his beer writing is regularly published in North & South, the New Zealand Herald and Stuff. He blogs about beer at www.beernation.co.nz.

Michael’s books include Beer Nation: The Art and Heart of Kiwi Beer, The Big Book of Home Brew: A Kiwi Guide, Lydia Ko: Portrait of a Teen Golfing Sensation, Richard Emerson: The Hopfather,and he was co-author of Steve Williams’ autobiography Out of the Rough.

Books by Michael Donaldson

Richard Emerson: The Hopfather

The life and times of the man who built the modern beer scene in New Zealand, an iconic brewer and businessman – Richard Emerson of Emerson’s Brewery.

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Lydia Ko

The secrets behind the golf world's most successful young star.

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