Michael Green is a journalist in Melbourne. He has written about environmental and social issues for the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Nature, Nautilus, Smith Journal, Right Now and Overland, among others. He is the coordinator of Behind the Wire, and has been working on a book of people’s stories from detention called They Cannot Take the Sky, which will be published in March 2017 by Allen & Unwin. He is also producing an exhibition at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum based on the stories in the book, which will open on 17 March 2017.
For The Messenger podcast, Michael has been exchanging voice messages with Aziz since March 2016. He plays basketball in a Monday-night suburban league and haphazardly tends a small veggie patch in his courtyard – both of which feature in his updates to Aziz.