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Russell Hoban (1925–2011)

Russell Hoban's parents were immigrants from Ukraine. His father was the advertising manager of a newspaper, as well as the director of a Philadelphia drama guild. Russell served in the US infantry during World War II. After the war, he taught art in New York and Connecticut. He began publishing children's books in 1958 and produced more than 50 ... See full bio »


(age 86) in London, England, UK

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 1992 Nonesense and Lullabyes: Poems (Video) (poems)
 1990 The Marzipan Pig (TV Movie) (book)
 1990 Deadsy (Short) (as Russel Hoban)
 1990 Door (Short)
 1985 Turtle Diary (novel)
 1977 The Mouse and His Child (novel)
 1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (TV Movie) (book)
 1973 Leap in the Dark (TV Series) (writer)
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 1990 Deadsy (Short)
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 1990 Door (Short)
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 2006 Masterpieces of the British Museum (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Novelist
- The Assyrian Lion Hunt Reliefs (2006) ... Himself - Novelist

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Childrens book: "Herman the Loser" See more »

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3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Hugely respected in the science fiction field for 'Riddley Walker' (1980), a post-holocaust novel, and many other works. See more »

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