Michael Giacometti has been a computer programmer, a trekking guide, an arts worker, a bus driver. In 2008 he pulled a cart weighing twice his own body weight across the Simpson Desert, becoming the first (and only) person to complete an east–west crossing, solo and unassisted.
His writing has appeared in Meanjin, Island, Cordite, Wild, and anthologies including 'Cracking the Spine: Ten short Australian stories and how they were written' (Spineless Wonders, 2014). He won the NT Literary Award for Poetry 2012 and 2017, and in 2016 he was the Regional Emerging Writer-in-Residence at the Newcastle Writers Festival. 'My Life & Other Fictions' is his debut publication.
Formerly of Alice Springs, he now lives in Launceston with his partner and camp dog.