On the fifth Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD), Wednesday September 7, 2011, Booktopia will donate its entire daily profit to help raise urgently-needed funds to address the literacy crisis amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in remote and isolated communities.
On this day, each book you purchase from Booktopia will contribute towards ensuring that no one has to live in a world without books and reading!
You can also donate to the project at any time through the Indigenous Literacy Project website.
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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.