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.

Still I wunt have no other track

Poster from Aberystwyth University TFTS 2nd year Drama and Theatre Studies students' 2015 production of Riddley Walker, Russell Hoban's stage adaptation of his classic 1980 novel. More details

Latest news & features

John Foley SA4QE 2015

Russell Hoban fans around the world are invited to celebrate the late writer's words on 4th February with the traditional "SA4QE".

Between September 2002 and March 2005, Russell Hoban contributed to his own discussion forum, The Kraken. In the second of a 2-part feature, Richard Cooper looks back over a selection of his posts.

James Carter

Exclusive! Poet and writer James Carter shares a wonderful interview with Russell Hoban from 1995, about films, musical and literary influences, The Mouse and His Child, Turtle Diary, his early career as an illustrator, creativity tips and more.

Selected Russell Hoban quotation

"Here's to you Cyd. We'll stay danced with."

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Sample site content and links

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Very brief article in which Russell Hoban says why he would give The Bridge of San Luís Rey by Thornton Wilder as a gift.
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Short but essential 1981 "People" magazine interview with Russell Hoban between the release of Riddley Walker and Pilgermann.
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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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Ron Robinson introduces "Farring Seakert Sailor: Unriddling Riddley Walker", Darrell Emmel’s new 444-page reading of Russell Hoban's classic 1980 novel.

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Review-cum-essay of Fremder, Mr Rinyo-Clacton’s Offer, Angelica’s Grotto and Amaryllis Night and Day by Paul Kincaid, first published in The New York Review of Science Fiction, January 2002
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Article for Sports Illustrated dated 18 March 1957 in which, "with rare and human insight, Russell Hoban re-creates in words and a painting the bright moment when young Floyd Patterson changed forever and became Heavyweight Champion of the World".
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The magic of the puppet show, says Professor K.A. Laity, is its ability to transform the inanimate into animation, to turn movement into story, and to bring to life all manner of dreams and stories. Originally published in Puppetry International Magazine 19 (2006).
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Facebook "community page" based on the Wikipedia article about Russell Hoban's 1980 classic.
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Touching summary of Russell Hoban's life and work.
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Chris Bell considers Russell Hoban's 1996 novel Fremder in relation to other works including Riddley Walker and Pilgermann.

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