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Friday, 4 February 2011

Happy birthday, Russell Hoban! Yes, it's SA4QE 2011

Russell Hoban in London, 22/11/10
Photo by Peter Morrison
from his Serpentine Set

Today is Russell Hoban's 86th birthday and we here at The Slickman Building (4th floor) like to celebrate in style.

Fans from around the world will be sharing their favourite Hoban quotes by leaving them on sheets of yellow paper in public places, and also posted to Twitter, Facebook and blogs. We'll be gathering up all those that we hear about, and which are sent directly to us, and posting them here from today and in the coming days. (Oh yes! We like to spread out a celebration if we possibly can!) So do keep an eye on this site and the Twitter feed.

You can email your quotes and photos to us using or tweet with the hashtag #sa4qe (or mention @sa4qe). You can also upload photos to Flickr using the tag sa4qe.

Leave a birthday greeting and/or your favourite quote in the comments field below.

However you choose to celebrate, have a great Hoban day!

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  1. Being as how i'm in peripatetic mode just currently, 4qutions from anything other than Riddley are a bit beyond my power, which is a a pity, really: i'd far rather have cited the first words i ever read by Russ (the opening words of The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz back in 1974 - a birthing of a most wonder-filled journey ever since)so...

    Theres my tel
    Keep you wel

    and thank you, Russ, for years of enjoyment.
    Happy birthday and i hope you have a wondrous forever.

  2. I will see what I can do with a slip of paper perhaps on the NY Thruway tonight...


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