Melbourne Writers' Social - Guest Author Ben Hourigan

At 7 pm, guest author Ben Hourigan will join us to read from his novel Kiss Me, Genius Boy.

"In that moment, there arose all the resolve I hoped would be with me when I finally met her, and my vertigo turned to exultation. So what if she was married? I had contemplated that long ago, and decided I'd have her anyway."

Joshua Rivers was born to expect great things. A former child prodigy and the son of a lottery winner, he also believes himself blessed with a vision of his perfect destiny and his perfect love.

Now in his early twenties, Joshua already feels left behind by life. His long-time lover Lilian Lau is well on her way to becoming a famous artist, and his former classmates are also racing toward their success. Meanwhile, he waits for the moment, and the girl, that will show him his time has finally arrived. When it does, he resolves to take what is his, whatever it costs him or anyone.

Kiss Me, Genius Boy is the first part of the No More Dreams series: an unusual story about love, ambition, and the problems of being privileged.

About the Author

Ben Hourigan was born in Rosebud, on the Mornington Peninsula, in 1981. He has lived in Melbourne most of his life, with the exception of brief stints in Ôsaka, where he worked as an English teacher, and Sydney, where he was the editor at a libertarian think tank. Ben now lives in the Melbourne CBD and works as the manager of digital media at design publisher Architecture Media, and is also a freelance editor and copywriter. His essays and reviews have appeared in The IPA Review, Policy, and a range of academic journals. Kiss Me, Genius Boy is his first novel.

Kiss Me, Genius Boy

Kiss Me, Genius Boy is available on all major ebook platforms, and in print from Amazon and Book Depository. Links to all formats can be found at:
http://benhourigan.com/writing/kiss-me-genius-boy/

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  • Lindy H.

    Hi Kara,
    The 6pm start time is just a guideline for people. You are free to turn up anytime. People are generally there until 9pm or later in the summer months.
    L :-)

    September 11, 2012

  • Kara M.

    I would attend this every single week if it started at 7:00, just saying :)

    September 10, 2012

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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