Michael Hyde has been writing for over 30 years – mainly for adolescents and Young Adults (YA). His latest work Footy Dreaming is critically acclaimed along with MAX, Tyger Tyger, Hey Joe and Surfing Goliath. All along the Watchtower, was his memoir of the sixties in Australia.
After 25 years as an English teacher, Michael lectured in Creative Writing, Sports Writing and Children’s Literature at Victoria University where he received the Arts Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2013 he successfully completed and was awarded a PhD, The Sixties – the lived experience, which examined the social and political rebellion of the Sixties in Australia.
His most recent YA novel, Morrison and Mr Moore, about an unlikely friendship between a soon-to-retire school Principal and a rebellious 17 year old student, is due for release in 2017.
Michael also conducts writing workshops for students and teachers across Australia.
Michael has appeared on the award winning SBS 4 part documentary on ASIO, ‘Persons of Interest’.
For more information contact Michael