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Authors and guests Michael Burge

Michael Burge, photo by Max S Harding

Michael Burge is an author and journalist who lives at Deepwater in the New England region of NSW with his husband and their dogs. After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Michael undertook media studies in the United Kingdom. Tank Water is his first novel.

Michael is deputy editor of Guardian Australia’s Rural Network, and has written, edited, directed and broadcast for Fairfax Media, United News & Media and Margo Kingston’s NoFibs. His non-fiction debut Questionable Deeds: Making a stand for equal love lifted the lid on familial and institutional homophobia in Australia during the marriage equality campaign; and his article ‘Backwards to Bourke: Bulldust about Gays in the Bush’ will be published in The Journal of Australian Studies this year. Michael is director of the annual High Country Writers Festival in Glen Innes. His complete works can be found at www.burgewords.com

Author photo Max S Harding

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