Michael Burge

IMG_1266Michael Burge grew up on a mixed stock and crop farm near Delungra in the NSW New England region.

He has worked in rural and agricultural media in Australia, Britain and North America for the past 20 years.

He produced and directed a series of documentaries for UK-based Farming Press (a subsidiary of United News & Media). His subjects included gardener Beth Chatto, shepherdess Katy Cropper, and farm-boy-turned-international artist, Andy Goldsworthy.

Back home, Michael worked for Sydney-based agribusiness media experts Anvil Media; and edited and wrote for Blue Mountains Life, which gave him the opportunity to write about a region he had a 30-year association with.

From 2012-2014 he worked for Fairfax Media as a sub-editor for weekly ‘bibles of the bush’, The Land and Queensland Country Life.

In 2014-15 he was deputy editor of Fairfax’s FarmOnline.

In 2015 he published his non-fiction debut and his first collection of short stories. For the full range of his books check out his online bookshop.

Michael lives on subtropical Coochiemudlo Island in south-east Queensland.

He blogs about writers, performers, artists, rebels, LGBTI equality and the writing process at burgewords

He is also writes for No Fibs

Follow him on Twitter @burgewords or Facebook at Writer Michael Burge

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