An expanded edition of Riddley Walker was published in 1998.
A brilliant, unique, and completely realized work of fiction, Riddley Walker is set in a remote future in a post-nuclear holocaust England (Inland), where humanity has regressed to an iron-age, semi-literate state, represented by a language created especially by Hoban for the book.
Russell Conwell Hoban (1925–2011) was an American expatriate writer. His works span many genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mainstream fiction, magical realism, poetry, and children's books. He lived in London from 1969 until his death.
Photo: Author Russell Hoban taking part in a live event at the Guardian, London, UK, 22 November 2010. Photo author: Richard Cooper. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.