Michael Gerard Bauer - Author

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When quizzed about his own memories of school, author Michael Gerard Bauer recollects three things clearly:

1. His ambition was to become a Samurai warrior.

2. Standing in front of his fellow students was as daunting a prospect for him as it is for his central character, Ishmael.

3. He never thought about writing.

Fortunately for his readers, soon after graduating from the University of Queensland, Michael quickly traded in his dreams of martial arts expertise, became a teacher and began to write.

Michael has since discovered that he is, after all, rather good at writing and has received a raft of awards for Don’t Call Me Ishmael, including the 2008 South Australian Festival Award for Literature, the 2007 Children's Peace Prize. In 2007 he was also shortlisted for the CBCA Award for Older Readers and the White Ravens festival at the Bologna Book Fair.

Michael now lives in the beautiful Brisbane suburb of Ashgrove with his family. Don’t Call Me Ishmael was his first book to be published in the UK.

Featured books by Michael Gerard Bauer

Dont Call Me Ishmael!

Dont Call Me Ishmael!

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: Michael Gerard Bauer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2012

A humorous title by an award-winning Australian author to appeal to readers who have grown out of The Wimpy Kid and Mr Gum. It deals with growing-up issues in an amusing way: school life, friendship and bullying. 

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