Thursday, December 15, 2011

[Author Obit] Russell Hoban 1925 - 2011

Fantasy novelist and children's fiction writer, Russell Hoban, passed away December 14, 2011. He was 86 years old.

From The Guardian:
"Hoban, born in Pennsylvania but a resident of London for more than 30 years, first made a name for himself with his children's books; his series about Frances the badger and his novel The Mouse and His Child are acclaimed as modern classics.

Riddley Walker, set in Kent 2,000 years after a nuclear holocaust and told in a distinctive version of English, was begun in 1974 and published in 1980 to huge praise." -Full article

More articles and tributes can be found on Hoban's Facebook page

Browse library catalog for books by Russell Hoban.


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