Michael Hyde lectures in Professional Writing and Children’s Literature at Victoria University, Melbourne. He is currently completing his PhD which examines the lived experience of the Sixties in Australia. His recently published memoir, All Along the Watchtower (Vulgar Press) was his major work towards his PhD. Michael is an established author of some 30 works of non-fiction and fiction, the latter mainly for adolescents and young adults, several receiving Australian Children’s Book Council awards.
Before lecturing at Victoria University he was a teacher in working class secondary schools in Melbourne for 25 years. He recently received the Faculty of Arts Award for Teaching Excellence and the Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Michael conducts writing workshops for students and teachers across Australia. He lives in Melbourne with Gabrielle and Zachariah, the youngest of his four children. He loves the bush, the sea, Australian Rules football, and encouraging others to write.