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Michael Lee Richardson is a writer and youth worker based in Glasgow.

Michael’s short film, My Loneliness is Killing Me – directed by Tim Courtney – won a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2018. It has been shown on BBC Scotland, and at film festivals around the world.

Michael currently has television projects in development with Kindle Entertainment, Projector Pictures, Tigerlily and Bombito.

Michael’s radio drama, The End of the World, airs on BBC Radio Scotland in November.

As a youth worker, Michael set up and ran Trans Youth Glasgow.

Michael is passionate about telling rich, authentic stories about queer and working class lives and culture.

Outside of writing, Michael likes 80s makeover montages, witches, and going to the shops.

Michael is an Edinburgh TV Festival Ones to Watch for 2020/21.

“Michael has a truly authentic and original voice and approaches his craft as a writer with openness, wit and imagination.” Pia Ashberry, Executive Producer, Kindle Entertainment

You Can’t Love Yourself

A rip-roaring adventure through space and time with the Queen of Drag herself, RuPaul Andre Charles! You Can’t Love Yourself is a wickedly camp collection of poems that explore the cult of celebrity and RuPaul as man, myth and monster.

Featuring 12 poems and an essay, plus an extra special guest poem by Chris Smyth.

My Loneliness is Killing Me

Extraordinary Lives…

I wrote two new titles in Puffin’s Extraordinary Lives series – Alan Turing illustrated by Freda Chiu and Freddie Mercury illustrated by Maggie Coles