The official Russell Hoban website

Welcome to russellhoban.org, providing definitive information and news about the late novelist Russell Hoban and his work.

The Slickman A4 Quotation Event has taken place every 4th February since 2002, in commemoration of Russell Hoban's birth in 1925. Each year on the day, readers from around the world share their favourite quotations from his books by leaving them in public places, invariably written on yellow A4 paper (the sort he used). Fans also post photos of their quotations on this site, and these are gathered under russellhoban.org/sa4qe Which quotes will you share this year? (Photo quoting The Medusa Frequency by @withoutmyecho on Twitter)

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Selected Russell Hoban quotation

Holding on to the world is mostly an act of faith: you see a little bit of it front of you and you believe in the rest of it both in time and space.  If you're scheduled for a jump to Hubble on Tuesday you believe in you, in Hubble, in the jump, and in Tuesday.  Sometimes it was hard for me to believe all of it.

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Sample site content and links

Russell Hoban talks to the Guardian's James Hopkin about his move to London, his eccentric work-room and various novels including The Medusa Frequency.
Review from Frieze magazine of the 2005 fan convention held in London.
Russell Hoban talks to Dee Palmer on camera about "Using the first-person narrative, The starting point of the novel, Writing as 'quest', Influence of English writing, and Myth-making". 36 minutes. The link here goes to the page on the Roland Collection website where you can...
Birmingham-based theatre company Stan's Cafe comment on why they revived Russell Hoban's 1984 play The Carrier Frequency.
Short but essential 1981 "People" magazine interview with Russell Hoban between the release of Riddley Walker and Pilgermann.
Fascinating and comprehensive resource site annotating Russell Hoban's classic 1980 novel Riddley Walker, providing notes on the novel's many themes, motifs and characters. An essential guide to the novel whether you're reading it for pleasure or study.
Page outlining the multimedia art exhibition at Bergen's Kunsthall whose title is inspired by Russell Hoban's 1980 novel Riddley Walker and also includes a copy of his first book "What Does It Do And How Does It Work" among the exhibits. From the site: "The Noing Uv It is...
Complete film of Harold Pinter's 1985 adaptation starring Ben Kingsley, Glenda Jackson and Michael Gambon.
Arifa Akbar reviews the RSC's The Mouse and His Child and talks to director Paul Hunter and playwright Tamsin Oglesby about the production and adaptation.
Brief video from the Guardian Book Club event on 22 November 2010 in which Russell Hoban answers an audience question about the rhymes and songs in Riddley Walker.

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