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Michael Hyde Michael Hyde i(A14246 works by)
Born: Established: 1945 Cessnock, Cessnock area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Michael Hyde holds a Master of Arts (Writing) from Victoria University and a Diploma of Education. He has been a hospital cleaner, truck driver, senior policy analyst and a teacher. He has written plays, radio scripts, short stories and social commentary, and in addition to his literature for children and young adults, has written and edited a number of educational texts including the Cambridge University Press Englishworks series. He has also published a guide to writing, Diary of My Secret Life (1990). He has contributed to literary journals and short story anthologies, has edited a number of anthologies of student writing, given numerous workshops to students and teachers, and spoken at seminars and writing festivals. He has lectured in several subjects at Victoria University, including Professional Writing, Sports Writing, and Children's Texts.

The Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature asserts that Hyde's work 'reflects his sympathy for young people who are struggling to survive in a world which is not affluent or always caring'.

Most Referenced Works


  • For information about this author's works for children not yet included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2003).

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Typhon : The Children of the Earth : Footscray City Secondary College, Senior Anthology 1997 Footscray : Footscray City Secondary College , 1997 Z384683 1997 anthology short story
1998 winner FAW Malvern News Sheet Community Writers' Award Best Group Anthology Secondary Students
y separately published work icon On the Edge : Anthology of Senior Writing Footscray : Footscray Senior Secondary College , 1992 Z796848 1992 anthology short story young adult
1993 winner FAW Judah Waten Award for the Best Collection on Writing by Young People
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