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Some of the Russell Hoban archives

Russell Hoban's archivist Paul Cooper has written exclusively for about his work cataloguing over 800 manuscripts and letters.

New editions of Russell Hoban's children's books Monsters and How Tom Beat Captain Najork were yesterday published by Walker Books.

A new edition of Russell Hoban's classic 1975 novel Turtle Diary has been released in print and e-book in the US.

The Bristol Old Vic is staging a version of the Shakespeare classic with elements inspired by Russell Hoban's 1980 novel.

Russell Hoban quotation in Bristol (photo: Roland Clare)

Fans around the world are gearing up to celebrate what would have been Russell Hoban's 88th birthday by leaving their favourite quotations in public places.

Jake Wilson

Jake Wilson, a singer/songwriter who provided editorial input into Russell Hoban's final novel, is travelling to the Soonchildesque wastes of Antarctica in February to perform songs about Captain Scott.

The Medusa Frequency cover art by Frances Broomfield

In an exclusive interview for, Frances Broomfield tells us how the cover art for Russell Hoban's classic 1987 novel came about.

Sir Quentin Blake (photo from BBC News)

Quentin Blake, who illustrated several of Russell Hoban's books including the recent Rosie's Magic Horse, has been recognised with a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list.

Riddley Walker - Gollancz edition (detail)

Gollancz have published Russell Hoban's 1980 classic Riddley Walker as a title in their SF Masterworks series.

The Mouse and His Child RSC artwork has three pairs of tickets to give away for the RSC's new production of Russell Hoban's classic The Mouse and His Child.