Hobson’s Choices: a new book reviewer!


Marcus Hobson, regular book reviewer, writer, and now the Secretary of the Tauranga Writers group has joined ARTbop as Literary Editor and book reviewer. I met Marcus at the foodies’ heaven cafe Nourish at Te Puna and instantly decided he was someone who ARTbop “just had to have”. He shared with me his handwritten work in progress and detailed its magical and coincidental background. Here’s his autobiographical introduction:-

Marcus Hobson joins ARTbop

Marcus Hobson joins ARTbop

Marcus has been, and continues to be, lots of things. An aspiring author of both novels and reviews, he has always said he wants to be a writer and 40 years later is making that come true. He has in the past done such varied things as study ancient and mediaeval history at Uni in London, worked as an archaeologist, as an economist in central and southern Africa, and as truck driver in a quarry. About two years ago he relocated to the beautiful Bay from a finance job in Auckland. He is a lover of art, the written word and a full-time fanatical book collector, with over 3,000 volumes on his shelves. He lives close to Katikati with his wife and sometimes their three daughters, two cats, a library and the odd chicken. Marcus is currently working on a “factional” work about World War One.

If you would like to contribute your original book reviews to ARTbop WORDS please forward them to info@artbop.co.nz for the attention of the Literary Editor Marcus Hobson. We prefer the work is emailed in docx format We appreciate one or two jpg images (not enormous ones as they become an uploading issue for ARTbop)


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