Michael Hyde s recent novels for Young Adults, HEY JOE, MAX and TYGER TYGER have experienced critical success and continue to be widely read and taught in many schools. His most recent work, HEY JOE - about the Vietnam War, the movement against it and the sixties in Australia - was named as a Notable Book in the 2004 CBCA Awards. Many of his short stories for Younger Readers are published in the Trend/Awesome Series including the popular titles: THE FOOTY COACH FROM HELL, SEAL SAVES THE ISLAND and HOW I GOT A GIRLFRIEND. Michael recently edited two senior anthologies for the Australian Association of English Teachers (AATE), HUNGER (CBC Notable Book 2004) and THE GIRL WHO MARRIED A FLY (CBC Notable Book 2002). Both anthologies feature popular YA Australian writers (including Michael) and, like his novels, enjoy significant sales.