The 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 (named after the fan who came up with the idea) 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 share their selections on social media under the hashtag #sa4qe, while some are posted on this site. Above: bathroom mirror quote from Kleinzeit (1974) by Sam Meech

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The Russell Hoban page on Wikipedia.
Summary of John Mullan's interview with Russell Hoban on 29 November 2010. Includes link to audio recording of the interview.
The original Russell Hoban discussion forum/community hosted on Yahoo Groups. Set up by Dave Awl in 1999.
Brief tribute to Russell Hoban from a magazine which ran an interview with the author in 2011.
Comprehensive overview of Russell Hoban's life by Todd VanDerWerff.
Russell Hoban remembers his longtime friend, the children's writer Leon Garfield.
The Second Mrs Kong is an opera by Sir Harrison Birtwistle with libretto by Russell Hoban. From Wikipedia: "Glyndebourne Touring Opera first staged the opera on 24 October 1994.The cast included Philip Langridge, Helen Field and Michael Chance. Tom Cairns designed and directed the production, in...
From the jacket:   Phil Ockerman falls hard for Bertha Strunk at a tango lesson in a church crypt in Clerkenwell. ‘Is Bertha's trunk anything like Pandora's box?' he wonders. Each recently separated, both their Suns are squared by Neptune. Bertha also bears a strong resemblance to the 17th...
russellhoban.org exclusive: Frances Broomfield talks about her distinctive Medusa/Girl with a Pearl Earring fusion cover artwork for Russell Hoban's 1987 novel The Medusa Frequency, as well as her influences and other work.
Appreciation of Riddley Walker by novelist David Mitchell.

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Selected Russell Hoban quotation

One assumes that the world simply is and is and is but it isn't, it is like music that we hear a moment at a time and put together in our heads. But this music, unlike other music, cannot be performed again.

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