LIVE Neil Gaiman Internet Event

April 8, 2010

Library Week runs April 11-17. Neil Gaiman, author of so many great books including Coraline, American Gods and The Graveyard Book, is the Honorary Chair of the event.

To celebrate, he will speak about his lifelong love of libraries from 6-8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on April 12 in a live Internet event.  All Neil Gaiman fans and library lovers worldwide can participate by visiting UStream.tv on the day of the event.  We hope you can join us, but if you can’t make it, the video will be archived here, on atyourlibrary.org.

“Libraries are as important as anything gets,” says Neil Gaiman.


Neil Gaiman’s Secret Room

April 4, 2010
Neil Gaiman first gained our notice with his complex and literate 75-issue comic series The Sandman, and has since broadened his scope to write award-winning and bestselling novels (American Gods and Anansi Boys), screenplays (Beowulf). And he hasn’t stopped writing comics, all the while. His books Stardust and Coraline were both adapted for the screen and his most recent novel The Graveyard Book was awarded the Newbury Medal and the Hugo Award for Best Novel.
It would be natural to assume that someone whose work is filled with references ranging from literary to mythological would have a fairly extensive library but even so, the actual scope of his personal library is wonderfully shocking!  In the basement of his house of secrets he keeps a room that’s wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling with books, and the occasional scattering of awards, gargoyles and felines.