Ben's Book Club: April

Ben’s Book Club is a free monthly digital book club with guest authors and lively literary discussion.

Hosted by best-selling author Ben Hobson, each monthly event features a virtual interview with an author about their selected book.

Library card holders can 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 the selected title on any device 24/7 on the Libby app or by visiting OverDrive, read the title, and then join Ben online each month to meet the authors, and discuss their books. For each event, a Zoom link will be posted here for guests to join the discussion instantly.

Ben also has a Facebook group where readers can post comments and interact with Ben before each Ben's Book Club event.

When and Where:

Ben’s Book Club
Tuesday, 23 April
7:30pm to 8:30 pm 

Join Ben Hobson in conversation with author interviewing author, Bruce Nash about his new novel "All the words we know".
This event will be hosted on Zoom, and the link will be sent to all attendees on the day of the event.

About the book "All the words we know"

In the beginning is the whatsitsname. The woman in the car park. She wears a nightgown and lies on her back, looking up at the sky. The nightgown is white and embroidered at the neck with blue . . . what do you call them? Forget-me-nots. A small crowd is gathered around her. All in their unicorns. Uniforms. All younger than the woman, much younger. They look at each other. They look up at the sky. They look down at the woman. They whisper.

Rose is in her eighties and has dementia, but she's not done with life just yet. Alternately sharp as a tack and spectacularly forgetful, she spends her days roaming the corridors of her aged-care facility, ruminating on the staff and residents and enduring visits from her emotionally distant children and grand-daughters. But when her friend is found dead after an apparent fall from a window, Rose embarks on an eccentric and deeply personal investigation to discover the truth and exposes all manner of secrets - even some from her own past.

About the author

Bruce Nash received a Varuna Residential Fellowship in 2022 for his manuscript. This marks his third fellowship for his writing. His books, "The Long River of Cat Fisher" (2020) and "An Island in the Lake" (2019), were published by Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Bruce has also been nominated for writing awards and his short stories have been featured in magazines like Meanjin and Australian Short Stories. He used to be a teacher and now lives on the coast of New South Wales.

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You can use the link below to join the event if you didn't get the link via email. Passcode is 158711

About Ben Hobson

Ben 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.

You can watch all of the previous Ben's Book Club episodes via the link below.

Previous Ben's Book Club Episodes

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