has written fiction and drama for more than 40 years in Danish, Swedish and English. With a degree in English literature from the Universities of Copenhagen and Lund he has been a teacher and a theatre manager in Sweden and a teacher and a school principal in Denmark.
The son of a British RAF pilot (Tony Ford, DFC) and a Swedish actress (Elsy Albiin). He has lived in Australia, Lebanon and Sweden, but he was raised and educated primarily in Denmark where he now lives a stone's throw away from Hamlet's castle in Elsinore.
The publishing house of ABZebra was founded in 2002 (by Michael Ford and Regitze Schmidt) with the purpose of publishing new Danish fairytales and adventure stories with modern themes.
Also, with the purpose of being a publishing house, which thematically continues the famous Danish tradition of storytelling – Hans Christian Andersen being the most famous of all such writers – and exclusively publishing books in this genre.