Ben's Book Club

Port Phillip Library Service announce the launch of Ben's Book Club powered by Libby, one of our digital eBook and eAudio platforms. Ben’s Book Club is a monthly digital book club available exclusively to Australian and New Zealand libraries, hosted by best-selling author Ben Hobson.

As more and more Australians read and listen to books on their smartphone or tablet, library card holders can now borrow the book chosen for Ben's Book Club, with no waiting or holds on the Libby reading app. Users with a library card can download Port Phillip Library's digital content on any device 24/7 on the Libby app or by visiting OverDrive.

Read the selected title in Libby, before joining Ben Hobson online each month to meet the authors and discuss their books.

The book club is available exclusively to Australian and New Zealand libraries.

Larrimah by Caroline Graham & Kylie Stevenson -  May 24 at 7pm

Join best-selling author Ben Hobson in conversation with authors Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson to discuss their latest novel ‘Larrimah’.

Kylie Stevenson has 17 years' experience as a journalist, her work appearing in newspapers, magazines and websites all over the country, including The Guardian Australia, The Australian, The Weekend Australian Magazine and numerous health, lifestyle and travel publications.

Caroline Graham has worked as a newspaper reporter and magazine writer, and now teaches journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast. She has also facilitated the publication of major student-authored investigative packages in The Guardian Australia, News Corp, APN Australian Regional Media and Crikey.

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Register via Eventbrite to access a Zoom link for this event.

Eventbrite: Book here for tickets - Tuesday May 24 at 7 pm

Who is Ben?

Ben Hobson lives in Brisbane with his wife and their two small boys. He currently teaches English and Music at a Brisbane High School.

In 2014 his novella, If the Saddle Breaks My Spine, was shortlisted for the Viva La Novella prize, run by Seizure online. To Become a Whale, his first novel, published in 2017, was longlisted for the ABIA Debut Fiction award, and the Courier Mail’s People Choice Award. His second novel, Snake Island, was released in 2019.