Michael Burge is a journalist, artist, author, designer, digital publisher and mentor who lives at Deepwater in the New England region of NSW. 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.
His hard-hitting reports for Fairfax Media, Intermedia, United News & Media UK, NoFibs, Gay Star News and News Corporation include articles on equality, LGBTIQ history, popular culture, politics and pathways for independent artists and writers.
Michael’s work explores hypocrisy, disenfranchisement, grief and creative endurance. He mentors emerging writers, journalists and artists and co-produces the High Country Writers Festival (Nov 30 and Dec 1, 2019) at the artisan hub known as The Makers Shed, Glen Innes, which stocks quality indie books from across the world.