The official Russell Hoban website

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

US publisher Valancourt has brought out new editions of Russell Hoban's great early novels Kleinzeit and The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz. Adds Valancourt's James D. Jenkins: "'Pilgermann' is coming in June. Hopefully more will follow if we can get any interest in these three." If you were looking for the perfect opportunity to discover these superbly written, lyrical, poetic, highly original and imaginative novels, this is it. Read more on the Valancourt site

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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

Winter is always either just ahead or just behind.

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When Kleinzeit is fired from his job as an advertising copywriter, he ends up in hospital with a ‘skewed hypotenuse’, being tended by the healthy and desirable Sister. Together, they embark on a strange adventure, in which Kleinzeit attempts to master his creative urges and holds conversations with a variety of abstract concepts.

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The original Russell Hoban discussion forum/community hosted on Yahoo Groups. Set up by Dave Awl in 1999.
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Facebook page for the SA4QE activity.
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Comprehensive overview of Russell Hoban's life by Todd VanDerWerff.
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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.
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Taken during a visit to Russell Hoban's house as recollected at http://www.hoban2005.co.uk/recollections.html

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Russell Hoban continues his reading to the San Diego audience started in part 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTj5912_yX4). For full background info on these videos please see http://www.russellhoban.org/link/russell-hoban-at-the-san-diego-state-university-october-17-1990-part-1
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John Mullan discusses Riddley Walker in terms of using catastrophe as a narrative device. Part of the Guardian book club series.
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2010 interview mainly about Riddley Walker but touching on other books and the creative process.
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Account of the evening at the Guardian event in London, from the SA4QE website. Mostly about Riddley Walker.
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2005 interview by The Scotsman, in which Russell Hoban talks about The Mouse and His Child, Riddley Walker, his then-new book Come Dance With Me and the impending "Russell Hoban Some-Poasyum", a fan convention held in honour of his 80th birthday.
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Established and maintained by Dave Awl with permission from Russell Hoban.

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