The lion is dead. Magic realism mourns.main
The death is reported of Russell Hoban, author of The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz. He was 86.
Hoban was a pioneer of magic realist fiction, a successful children’s writer and the librettist of a Harrison Birtwistle opera, The Second Mrs Kong.
His son, Wieland Hoban, is a composer.