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Rosie's Magic Horse - Russell Hoban's last book, on stage

Earlier this month Peaceful Lion Productions staged an adaptation of Russell Hoban's magical last book Rosie's Magic Horse at Southwark Playhouse, London. The production finished its run on 20th December, but we are informed that it will be touring in the new year, so watch this space! Read more - View photo gallery

Latest news

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

Rosie's Magic Horse

A stage production of Rosie's Magic Horse, based on the young children's book by Russell Hoban, is running in London from 3rd to 20th December.

Selected Russell Hoban quotation

I have a Friend's card; I like the way they nod me through when I show it: I'm not a stranger.  I always feel good in museums.  I like the high ceilings and the acoustics, the footsteps and the voices, the silence over and under the footsteps and voices and the individual silences of each thing, all of them different, all of them holding a long-departed Now.

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James Parker puts an eloquent case for making Riddley Walker into a film in this New York Times opinion piece.
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The Russell Hoban Some-Poasyum was the world's first (and so far, only) Russell Hoban international fan convention.

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Short video interviewing the main cast members and showing dress rehearsals for the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2012-13 production of The Mouse and His Child.
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Short article dated November 12, 1956 for Sports Illustrated accompanying some illustrations Russell Hoban did for the same issue (unfortunately not included) of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey players. (Link fixed 28/6/14)
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Anthony Davis writes an eloquent personal account of visiting Russell Hoban at his home following the Russell Hoban Some-Poasyum (the 2005 convention), in which he and "Russ" spoke about whisky, My Tango with Barbara Strozzi and more.
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Composer Adam Donen interviewed Russell Hoban a few months before his death. Here he talks about Orpheus, Riddley Walker, Beethoven, and "the feeling of being inhabited by the thing that looks out through our eye-holes."
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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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Chris Bell considers Russell Hoban's 1996 novel Fremder in relation to other works including Riddley Walker and Pilgermann.

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An account of attending the Russell Hoban Guardian Book Club event on 22 November 2010, plus reflections on The Mouse and His Child and the Frances books.
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Account and transcript of Hans Ulrich Obrist's interview with Russell Hoban.
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2010 interview mainly about Riddley Walker but touching on other books and the creative process.
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