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Michael is a writer of literary and experimental horror fiction, living in London. His works interrogate nature, creative practice, cultural anxieties and the queer experience. His lead inspirations are Angela Carter, Algernon Blackwood and George Orwell, and he will go the grave arguing that Animal Farm is the best book ever written.

Michael is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. He graduated with a First Class BA in English Literature and Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Worcester. If he can figure out how to pay for it, he will be studying for a PhD this September.

His debut chapbook of short stories, The Writers’ Block, was published in May 2019 by Black Pear Press. Further poetry and prose has been published in numerous online magazines including Three Drops From a Cauldron (November 2018), Lonesome October (September 2018), Inside the Bell Jar (July 2018) and Peculiars Magazine (July 2018). He also contributed to ‘The History Press’ 101 Things You Need to Know About Suffragettes as a writer and researcher, and has an academic review set to be published in Studies in Gothic Fiction later this year. He currently works as a reviewer for the academic journal, Fantastika.