Posts Tagged: Neil Gaiman

Tart, Mitchell, and Gaiman to the Rescue

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After years of financial struggle, Barnes & Noble’s enlists renowned authors like Donna Tart, David Mitchell and Neil Gaiman to help compete with Amazon this holiday season. While Tart and Mitchell will contribute thousands of signed books to helps bolster sales, Gaiman has planned appearances at several of the chain’s bookstores.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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It’s that time of year where we’re all craving a good scary story, be it told by candle light, on a screen, or in a book. Neil Gaiman’s middle-reader graphic novel Hansel and Gretel came out on Tuesday of this week, and he recently spoke to TOON Books editor Françoise Mouly and Art Speigelman about it.

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Our Future Depends On Reading!

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“Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading: stop them reading what they enjoy, or give them worthy-but-dull books that you like, the 21st-century equivalents of Victorian “improving” literature. You’ll wind up with a generation convinced that reading is uncool and worse, unpleasant.”

Neil Gaiman offers strong words at The Guardian on why libraries, reading, and daydreaming is vital to our future.

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Neil Gaiman Publishes The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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According to The Independent, Neil Gaiman’s new novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane, released yesterday, is “possibly Gaiman’s most lyrical, scary and beautiful work yet. It’s a tale about childhood for grown-ups, a fantasy rooted in the darkest corners of reality.”

Although Gaiman is known for children’s books such as Coraline and the new book is narrated by a seven-year-old, it is not meant for children; in fact, it’s his first adult novel in eight years.

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Neil Gaiman Prepares for Six-Month “Sabbatical” from Social Media

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Don’t be alarmed come January 2014 when Neil Gaiman suddenly stops updating his blog, Twitter, and Facebook page.

Gaiman simply needs a vacation from the pervasive and demanding nature of social media so he can focus on other projects.

Yes, he is aware his 500,000 Facebook friends, and 1.5 million blog readers, and 1.8 million Twitter followers will likely be displeased.

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The Boobs That Came Too Soon: An Account of the Melbourne Writers Festival

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In late August the Melbourne Writers Festival cranked up again, celebrating its 25th anniversary. There were ten days of scheduled programming, most events jostled tight into two weekends. The official maxim of the festival this year was to ‘Expect the Unexpected’ and silly as that aphorism is, it also proved true.

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