I RECENTLY published my non-fiction debut, a biting memoir about the ‘David and Goliath’ battle I fought to have my relationship recognised after the death of my partner, Jono. Get the flavour of the book from this abridged audio play version of Questionable Deeds, performed by me. To buy the book, go to my online bookshop.
After years in the day job wilderness Australian journalist and writer Michael Burge has made a splash on the literary scene with a biting debut memoir and his first collection of short fiction. He talks to LGBTicons about creating gay characters, and the hard sell of gay-themed writing.
LGBTicons: You’ve been writing for LGBTicons for a couple of years, so we knew your journalism through your regular contributions, but a memoir and a collection of short stories? You’ve been busy!
Michael Burge: I have! I’ve been writing full time for six years now, and after decades getting pent-up with plenty to say, I’ve inadvertently created a bit of a logjam. I have been telling people for a while: “I am pregnant with ten books”, and I guess I have started giving birth.
LGBTicons: What drove you to ‘get pregnant’ in the first place?
MB: Since I was very young, I’ve…
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