Michael Cathcart


Nationality: Australian

Michael holds degrees from the University of Melbourne and Australian National University. He has worked as a university lecturer, theatre director, and freelance writer. He has presented several history documentaries on ABC TV and is the host of Books & Arts, a daily arts program on ABC Radio National. His most recent book is a study of the tragic Burke and Wills expedition called Starvation in a Land of Plenty (National Library of Australia, 2013).

Michael memegang gelar dari University of Melbourne dan ANU. Ia pernah bekerja sebagai dosen, pengarah teater, dan penulis lepasan. Ia juga telah membawakan beberapa dokumenter sejarah di ABC TV dan pembawa acara Books & Arts, sebuah program seni harian di ABC Radio National. Buku terbarunya adalah sebuah studi mengenai ekspedisi tragis Burke dan Willis dengan judul Land of Plenty (National Library of Australia, 2013)

Appearing In

Private: Reading the Archipelago

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Private: Ariel Leve: An Abbreviated Life

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Private: Helon Habila: The Chibok Girls

On 15 April, 2014, 267 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram. Acclaimed Nigerian novelist Helon Habila shares the personal stories of some …


Private: Hannah Kent: The Good People

Hannah Kent’s bestselling debut novel, Burial Rites, was translated into over 20 languages and lauded around the globe. Be among the first to hear from this impressive talent on the …