Michael Lee Richardson

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

He graduated with Distinction from Glasgow Caledonian University’s Masters in Television Fiction Writing.

His short film, My Loneliness is Killing Me – directed by Tim Courtney – won a BAFTA Scotland Award (Best Short Film).

His short story ‘The Other Team’ appears in Stripes Publishing’s PROUD anthology, edited by Juno Dawson.

With Ryan Vance, he ran the Queer Words Project Scotland and edited We Were Always Here for 404 Ink.

In 2015, he received the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award (Children’s and Young Adult).

In 2014, his comedy script, Monster was shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Award. He also wrote an episode of BBC Alba animated series Fraochy Bay and published his first short story, ‘Last Night’, in an IdeasTap-Mardibooks anthology of Young Adult fiction.

In 2013, his Young Adult comedy script, Real Life Experience – about a young trans man starting his last year of school and socialising as a boy for the first time – was ‘highly commended’ for the Trans Comedy Award.

As a youth worker, he set up and runs Trans* Youth Glasgow, and is a passionate advocate for Scotland’s young people.

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