“His whole life has been a fantasy. Who is Tom Houghton?”
As a boy growing up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Tom Houghton escapes the harshness of the schoolyard by cocooning himself in the cinema of the golden age of Hollywood. When he discovers that his favourite actress, Katharine Hepburn, modelled herself on her brother, Thomas Houghton Hepburn, Tom sinks deeper into his fantasy life. Determined to reveal his true identity to the world, Tom is propelled on a torturous path with disastrous consequences.
Novelist, businessman, traveller and vigneron Todd Alexander has worn an array of fabulous hats throughout his career. With Tom Houghton he returns to fiction, his first love, producing a work that’s as tender as it is confronting and receiving comparisons to Christos Tsiolkas and Matt Nable. In the second of our SpringOUT events for November, Alexander talks life, love and good wine with Nigel Featherstone in an evening that is sure to be a highlight of our 2015 events calendar.
TICKETS: Talk only $10 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink) | Combined ticket $15 (wine tasting [5.30pm-7pm] & Tom Houghton talk [8pm-9pm])