Amazing video of Russell Hoban giving a lecture on his writing and working processes in 1990. From Alida Allison, Professor, San Diego State University (SDSU): "In 1990, Russell Hoban did a 10-day reading tour of Southern
California that began at SDSU, continued
to UC Riverside, California State University Long Beach (where he saw
its Drama Department's production of Riddley Walker), and ended at
UCLA. Russ spoke twice at SDSU. First was October 17, covering
primarily his books for adults, especially Riddley Walker. The video linked here is the first part of that lecture. Second was
the next day and covered his children's books. For this, the 600-seat
Don Powell Theater was standing room only and the audience very
receptive. Russ, too, enjoyed his two-plus hours.
Hoban's unique mind, language, range, depth, and humor come to
life as he reads from his books, comments on them, relays anecdotes
and writer's secrets, and brings out props he carried all the way from
Thanks to the efforts of The Kraken and
russellhoban.org these precious talks are available. Regrettably, the
quality was not professional in the first place and this is the best
we have. Will improve when/if possible." Our thanks to Professor Allison for allowing the upload of this video to YouTube and to Olaf Schneider for the uploading. Thanks also to Dr Yvonne Studer for her help with the videos.