Posts Tagged: Neil Gaiman
1982 was a shitty year. I was 9 years old and in the 4th grade in Appleton, Wisconsin. My parents were going through a nasty divorce, the kind of thing you see on Jerry Springer....more
“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....more
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....more
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....more
Flavorwire has a collection of photos of authors frolicking in frozen weather.
Neil Gaiman’s dog has a weird leash, while Hemingway looks just jaunty as hell....more
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....more