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.

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What passes for reality seems to me mostly a load of old nonsense invented by not very inventive minds. The reality that interests me is strange and flickering and haunting

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Chris Bell discusses Russell Hoban's 1983 novel Pilgermann, finding it "the closest I’ve experienced to a life-changing novel so far."
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To celebrate its 21st anniversary in 1992, the British publisher Picador invited 21 of its best authors to write about one of the years from 1972 to 1992, from their own perspective.
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Displays all pins on Pinterest tagged "Russell Hoban".
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Review from Frieze magazine of the 2005 fan convention held in London.
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Facebook page for the SA4QE activity.
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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.

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Yvonne Studer writes: "In case anyone has ever wondered what Knock John Tower from Linger Awhile might have looked like (i.e.
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Direct link to mp3 file hosted by the Guardian (975k)

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