80 at 80: 80 reasons why we’re celebrating Russell Hoban’s 80th birthday

Lindsay Edmunds

46. For giving me London.

47. He writes and writes and keeps on writing.

48. The phrase “The Moment Under The Moment”.

49. He is indirectly responsible for my seeing The Princess and the Warrior.

50. The tribute he wrote in memory of Judy Tihany [one of The Kraken] in September 2004.

51. Riddley Walker — a singular masterpiece.

52. Turtle Diary, a book I like so much I once kept a quotation from it taped to the steering wheel of my car.

53. He is from my home state of Pennsylvania.

54. He is the only published author for whom I ever bought a bottle of Scotch.

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