My Story

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Michael Burge is an Australian journalist, author and artist who lives at Deepwater on Ngarabal Country in the New England region of NSW.

His debut novel Tank Water is a coming-of-age crime thriller set in the bush and will be released by MidnightSun Publishing in October 2021.

Michael co-manages The Makers Shed, a creative hub in Glen Innes. Browse his books in his online bookshop and view his artwork at his online art gallery.

He is director of the annual High Country Writers Festival. A graduate of Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, Michael is touring co-ordinator for Arts North West.

His non-fiction debut Questionable Deeds: Making a stand for equal love lifted the lid on familial, institutional and government homophobia in Australia, and was selected for the Brisbane Writer’s Festival.

In a series of hard-hitting articles for Fairfax Media, Galah Press, Intermedia, United News & Media UK, Margo Kingston’s NoFibs, Gay Star News, News Corporation and the Journal of Australian Studies, Michael’s journalism has always covered issues of equality, LGBTIQA+ history, popular culture, politics and pathways for independent artists and writers.

For more detail on his work history check out his LinkedIn profile.

Contact Michael via email (below) or by mobile: 0400 977 816.

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