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Riddley Walker-inspired art exhibition in Norway, 9 Jan-15 Feb

Norway's Bergen Kunsthall is hosting an exhibition in January/February partly inspired by Russell Hoban's classic novel Riddley Walker. The Noing Uv It (pronounced "The Knowing Of It") is an exhibition featuring the work of 30 international artists about "objects and their image, matter and its memory, and the revealed and concealed nature of 'things'". Read more (Image: Eustace's vision of Christ between the antlers of a stag, Canterbury Cathedral, c1480. Used with permission from OpinionMalaga.com. Not intended to be reflective of the art on display at the exhibition.)

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Steven Claydon, Martin Clark and Graham Harman

Curators of "The Noing Uv It" exhibition partly inspired by Riddley Walker discuss the philosophical and artistic themes behind the show.

Norway museum to exhibit "The Noing Uv It" inspired by Russell Hoban's novel, featuring work by over 30 international artists

Rosie's Magic Horse on stage

Photoset from the new stage adaptation of Russell Hoban's final children's book

Selected Russell Hoban quotation

Jump! Into the empty air,

Drop to the rocks down there.

Maybe some of us will make it.

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Review from Frieze magazine of the 2005 fan convention held in London.
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Paul Hunter, director of The Mouse and His Child at the Royal Shakespeare Company, talks about the influence of Toy Story and Pixar and the importance of capturing all the emotions of Hoban's book, and adds "This is a play for everyone."
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Facebook "community page" based on the Wikipedia article about Russell Hoban's 1980 classic.
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Novelist Will Self reflects on Russell Hoban's influence on him and remembers their conversation event at the British Library in 2011.
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Appreciation of Riddley Walker by novelist David Mitchell.
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Russell Hoban talks about his children's books.
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Taken with permission from original WordsSHIFTMinds blog but most likely scanned from the Guardian "Secrets of the Yellow Pages" profile

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Obituary by John Clute for The Guardian.
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In the aquarium at the London Zoo, three sea turtles swim endlessly in 'their little bedsitter of ocean'. Two lonely people, William G and Neaera H, become obsessed with the turtles' captivity, and resolve to rescue them and release them in to the sea. William's and Neaera's diaries tell the story of how they achieve the turtles' freedom, and in the process re-define their own lives.

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Article by Johnny Herbert on the Kunstforum website tackling the exhibits and ideas in "The Noing Uv It", an exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall partly inspired by Riddley Walker, whose aim is to "invite us to think about objects".
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Mirror of an article on the SA4QE fan event which appeared in print only on 15 February 2004 in Talk of the Town, a short-lived supplement with the Independent on Sunday.
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Eighty-three-year-old Irving Goodman falls into an end-of-life crisis triggering an entertaining vampire farce in which a long-dead starlet from black-and-white westerns is brought back to (a kind of) life.

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An account by SA4QE's Richard Cooper of a reading by Russell Hoban in London on 24 January 2001 to promote Amaryllis Night and Day, and Richard's first visit to Russell Hoban's house a few days later to deliver Russell's birthday gift from his fan club The Kraken.

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