Michael Williams is the director of The Wheeler Centre, the world’s first public institution dedicated to the discussion and practice of books, writing and ideas. Michael grew up in a family of avid readers, teachers and campaigners for social justice – which ‘absolutely informed’ the way he sees the world. He always knew he wanted to work in books, but took a while to figure out how to make that into a job. He has worked as an editor for Text Publishing, as a literary scout in New York, as on radio broadcaster on Triple R’s Breakfasters, and has been at the Wheeler Centre since 2009. He lives in Brunswick with his wife and two children.