David Blackburn

In memory of Russell Hoban

American author Russell Hoban died yesterday, aged 86. I’ve never read a word of Hoban, nor do I know anything about him: so the obituaries made for very interesting reading.

There appear to have been two Russell Hobans. The first was the dreamy writer of children’s books; the second was an émigré in London who wrote experimental science fiction, of which Riddley

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