Michel Faber (born 13 April 1960) is a Dutch-born writer of fiction. Faber was born in The Hague, Netherlands. He and his parents emigrated to Australia in 1967. He attended primary and secondary school in the Melbourne suburbs of Boronia and Bayswater, then attended the University Of Melbourne, studying Dutch, Philosophy, Rhetoric, English Language (a course involving translation and criticism of Anglo-Saxon and Middle English texts) and English Literature. He graduated in 1980. He worked as a cleaner and at various other casual jobs, before training as a nurse at Marrickville and Western Suburbs hospitals in Sydney. He nursed until the mid-1990s. In 1993 he, his second wife and family emigrated to Scotland, where they still reside.
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“Wha lies here?
I, Johnny Doo.
Hoo, Johnny, is that you?
Ay, man, but am dead noo.”
—Anonymous. Johnny Doo, from Geoffrey Grigsons Faber Book of Epigrams and Epitaphs, Faber & Faber (1977)