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.