The author of the great post-apocalyptic novel Riddley Walkeris dead at age 86. If you liked The Road or Clockwork Orange, I'd encourage you to check Riddley Walker out.
But you might know Hoban's name because he also wrote one of Slog tipper Sarah's favorite books,Bread and Jam for Frances. (Like Sarah, I fondly remember Frances's lunch in that book, because it featured a hard-boiled egg with salt, and I had never heard of anything so outrageous when I was three years old. So I think Hoban might have inspired me to eat my first hard-boiled egg, too; books are weird and wonderful things.)