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Russell Hoban, author of Riddley Walker, dies at 86

Author Russell Hoban, famous for his apocalyptic novel Riddley Walker, has died at 86, reports The Guardian. He was an American but lived in London.

He first wrote for children, including a series about Frances the badger and a popular novel called The Mouse and His Child. Riddley Walker, set in Kent two thousand years after a nuclear war, was published in 1980.

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One Response to “Russell Hoban, author of Riddley Walker, dies at 86”

  1. Beth Carswell

    Oh, I adored Frances the Badger as a child. I even had Frances the Badger books on tape. Rest in peace, Mr. Hoban!