Michael's work includes the novels bigjesustrashcan and breakfastinfur (both published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press) - the latter nominated in the "Best Novel" category in the 2003 Ned Kelly Awards by the Crime Writers' Association of Australia. His stage adaptation of the 1989 Geena Davis/Jim Carrey film Earth Girls Are Easy received its concert debut at the Village Theatre in New York City in September 2002. As a producer (for Manifest Productions), he has presented Australian and New Zealand seasons by the likes of Malcolm McLaren, UK-based theatre company Snarling Beasties, Italian mime artist Ennio Marchetto and the National Symphony Orchestra of the Ukraine, amongst others. Michael recently completed a black comedy about militant anorexics entitled binge + purge and is currently tapping away like a Balinese monkey on his new novel singingbeforehunting - the final instalment in his White Trash Trilogy.
Welcome to the City. A place where Salvation is a large red neon sign and truth is as flammable as an acrylic sun frock. This is high camp film noir, written for those who like their humour rich and black - from Kiki, the self styled evangelist on a mission from God, to the Reverend, a former child molester and the current Investment Manager for the Church of the Second Coming; from Toshio Iwata, would-be purchaser of a large piece of fibreglass fruit, to the sisters of the Transglobal Lesbian Coalition - the story is a lurid tabloid tapestry of off-the -wall characters in a city where too much religion and intrigue is barely enough.