Hoban had four children with his first wife, Lillian Aberman Hoban, one of whom, Phoebe Hoban, is a writer. The couple divorced in 1975, and in the same year he married Gundula Ahl, who worked in the fashionable London bookshop Truslove and Hanson. With Ahl he had three children, one of whom is composer Wieland Hoban, to whom Riddley Walker is dedicated. Wieland Hoban set one of his father's texts in his piece Night Roads (1998–99).
Hoban's sister, Tana Hoban (1917–2006), was a photographer and children's author; he also had another sister, Freeda Hoban Ellis, born 1919.
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