Michael Heald was born in Grimsby, England, in 1959, and emigrated to Perth, Western Australia, with his family in 1972. He graduated from The University of Western Australia with an Arts degree and worked in teaching and as a squash professional until embarking on further study. He completed a PhD in contemporary Western Australian poetry in 1999 and became Subject Leader of Literature in the Foundation Studies Program of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, where he also taught Poetry and Poetics.
Queensland Premier’s Award (Winner 2005)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 1999)