Russell Conwell Hoban (February 4, 1925 – December 13, 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, England, from 1969 until his death.
Set in post-apocalyptic England, RIDDLEY WALKER follows the journey of a boy who, after the death of his father, must become a man. But his inquiring mind and strange ways set him apart from his people, and when he discovers a relic of the old time, he sets in motion a chain of events that may well lead to the end of the world (again).