Ben Hobson lives in Brisbane and is entirely keen on his wife, Lena, and their two small boys, Charlie and Henry. He also has a superb pooch named Lincoln, which Charlie forced him to write about in his biography. He currently teaches English and Music at a Queensland High School, and has a keen interest in philosophy, theology, and cooking.
Born in Gippsland, Victoria, Ben grew up surrounded by the sights and smells of the country. His early interest in creativity saw him pursue music both academically and artistically, graduating from QUT in 2011 with a degree, and travelling the country with Sounds Like Chicken, a ska/rock/hardcore hybrid.
In 2014 his novella, If the Saddle Breaks My Spine, was shortlisted for the Viva La Novella prize, run by Seizureonline. His short fiction has been published by Tiny Owl WorkshopFirewords Quarterly, and Midnight Echo. 
To Become a Whale, his debut novel, was released in 2017. It has been longlisted for the Indie Book Debut Novel Award, and continues to make people cry.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Jules Mead says:

    Hi Ben, I just finished your book ‘to become a whale.’ I felt like I was standing with Sam on the flensing deck and out on the raft when he lost Albert. It was brilliant, and I look forward to reading the next one!


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