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Ben Hobson Ben Hobson i(10953578 works by)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Ben Hobson lives in Brisbane. He teaches English and Music at Bribie Island State High School.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2014 shortlisted Viva La Novella Award

For 'If the Saddle Breaks My Spine' (unpublished as at 2017).

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon To Become a Whale Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 10953597 2017 single work novel adventure

'To Become a Whale tells the story of 13-year-old Sam Keogh, whose mother has died. Sam has to learn how to live with his silent, hitherto absent father, who decides to make a man out of his son by taking him to work at Tangalooma, then the largest whaling station in the southern hemisphere. What follows is the devastatingly beautiful story of a gentle boy trying to make sense of the terrible reality of whaling and the cruelty and alienation of his new world, the world of men.

'Set around Moreton Island and Noosa in 1961, To Become a Whale is an extraordinarily vivid and haunting novel that reads like an instant classic of Australian literature. There are echoes of Craig Silvey, Favel Parrett, Tim Winton and Randolph Stow in this moving, transformative and very Australian novel.' (Publication summary)

2018 longlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
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