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Riddley Walker

Riddley Walker( )
Author: Hoban, Russell
ISBN:978-0-7475-5904-7
Publication Date:Jan 2003
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $21.95
Book Description:

The stunning and unique novel whichis hailed as a modern classic

Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13 x 19.5 x 1.6 cm
Book Weight:0.178 Kilograms
Author Biography
Hoban, Russell (Author)
Russell Hoban was born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1925. He attended art school in Philadelphia and during World War II, he served in the Army and earned a Bronze Star. He taught art in New York and Connecticut, and also worked as an advertising copywriter and a freelance illustrator before beginning his career as a writer.

He began publishing children's books in the late 1950s, including What Does It Do and How Does It Work?, Bedtime for Frances and the six other books featuring Frances, The Story of Hester Mouse Who Became a Writer, What Happened When Jack and Daisy Tried to Fool the Tooth Fairies, and The Mouse and His Child, which was adapted as an animated film in 1977.

In 1973, he published his first adult novel, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz. His other books for adults include Turtle Diary, Pilgermann, and Ridley Walker. He received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award for Ridley Walker. He died on December 13 at the age of 86. In 2015 he made the Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist for his title Jim's Lion wth illlustrator Alexis Deacon.

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