Michael McGirr is the dean of faith at St Kevin’s College, a large Edmund Rice school in Melbourne. He is the author of many books including Snooze: the Lost Art of Sleep (Text Publishing), Bypass: The Story of a Road (Picador), Things You Get for Free (Scribe) and Finding God’s Traces (Jesuit Communications). Michael has written fiction and non-fiction for numerous publications both in Australia and overseas, including The New York Times. He has reviewed almost one thousand books for The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times and Australian Book Review. His latest work, Books That Saved My Life (Text Publishing) is about the sheer joy of living, exploring forty texts that can enrich us in all manner of ways.