Michael Short is The Age‘s chief editorial writer, as well as a columnist and opinion editor for The Sunday Age. In 2010, he created The Zone, an ideas and advocacy forum in The Age and across Fairfax Media’s online platforms.
Michael is a board member and ambassador of a number of organisations, and is a frequent public speaker and moderator. He is generally bemused to the point of discombobulated, and is thus particularly grateful to his wife Sophie and their three children Edie, Tom and Clem for trying patiently and tenderly to help him through the whole thing. He quite likes open fires, walking his dog and sitting for long periods in the bath.