Michael Sala was born in Holland and spent much of his childhood moving between Europe and Australia. He was short-listed for the Vogel Australian Literary Award in 2007. His memoir, The Last Thread, published by Affirm Press, was included in Readings’ list of Twenty Terrific Debut Novels of 2012. His short fiction has appeared in a range of journals and anthologies including Best Australian Stories in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He now lives with his wife and children in Newcastle, where he is working on a novel and using his spare time to teach at the University of Newcastle and the Hunter School of the Performing Arts.
Appearing: Saturday 12.30pm, The Yard at The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, 90 Hunter Street – Me, Myself and I: Writing Memoir with Marion Halligan and Pip Newling. Hosted by Karen Crofts.
Saturday 3.30pm, The Great Northern Hotel – Trading Stories: Grab a drink and join three Newcastle authors and mates chat about their approach to writing, inspiration and the value of friends who write.