John Birmingham is a journalist, novelist, columnist, blogger, and a prolific tweeter who has more followers than you do. He wrote features for magazines including Rolling Stone, Playboy and The Independent Monthlyi for a decade before publishing He Died With a Falafel in His Hand, now an Australian classic. He is the author of two Quarterly Essays, he won the National Award for Non-Fiction for Leviathan: an unauthorised biography of Sydney, he is the author of The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco, the Axis of Time series of thrillers, the Disappearance series and the Dave Hooper novels. In 2016, he published How to be a Writer: Who smashes deadlines, crushes editors and lives in a solid gold hovercraft. He currently writes regular columns for Fairfax Media and lives in Brisbane.