nonfiction

Essays

Orpheus in Pieces“, Journal of New Zealand Studies NS31, 2021, pp. 123-33.

On Tenuous Grounds“, Landfall 222, November 2011, pp. 8-19
(winner of the Landfall Essay Competition, 2011)

Sympathy‘, Satya magazine, June/July 2006. 
(runner up in the Lantern Books Essay Competition, 2006)

Books

‘In Sheep, a superb volume that more than meets the high bar set in the Reaktion Books Animal Series, Philip Armstrong notes that no other domestic animal fades from view, even as we use it, quite as completely as the sheep before setting this situation to rights. In six chapters with titles such as ‘Sheepishness’ and ‘A Sheep-shaped World’, each graced with gorgeous illustrations in natural and cultural history ranging from the exuberantly polycerate Jacob Sheep that can have up to six horns to Don Quixote’s ovine delusion, Armstrong produces a sheep manifesto that’s both delightful and disturbing.’ — TLS (read the full review here)

Download Chapter One, “Sheepishness”. here.

Listen to Philip’s interview about the book with National Radio’s Kim Hill here, and read or listen to his interview with National Radio’s Jesse Mulligan here.

Click here to purchase this volume from Reaktion Books.

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