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A new book for young children, Rosie's Magic Horse, is due for publication later this year. Also, exclusive artwork posted from the forthcoming Soonchild.

Russell Hoban's 1968 classic The Mouse and His Child is to receive a theatrical adaptation in winter 2012-13.

Russell Hoban at the Guardian book club event, 2010 (photo: Richard Cooper)

We are very sad to report that Russell Hoban passed away last night, aged 86.

He was admitted to hospital in his adopted city of London a few weeks ago to have a pacemaker fitted, but complications arose.