Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Riddley Walker Author Was A Children's Writer, Too

Russell Hoban, of Riddley Walker fame, died Tuesday. I'm not sure that I knew he also wrote children's books and was quite well-known for them, too. (Note how quickly that Harper Collins page I just linked to was updated.)

I used to have a copy of Riddley Walker, which I could not make head nor tails of when I read it years ago. Perhaps one of my 2012 plans will be to read Hoban's children's books and take another shot at Riddley.

1 comment:

Uma Krishnaswami said...

Of course he was! The Frances books are classics, as is The Mouse and His Child. Here's a nice tribute to him also in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/14/russell-hoban-my-hero-self

or if that is too long, try this:
http://tinyurl.com/c27payf