IT’S official – Hamish Blake and Zoë Foster are an item. The pair should have included “how to court radio hosts and beauty editors” in the dating book, Textbook Romance, they co-wrote.
Which left Marieke Hardy, regular panellist on the ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club to opine on Twitter : This is the point, obviously, where I must question WHY I DIDN’T WRITE A DATING BOOK WITH HAMISH BLAKE!?
About the Contributor
While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.