February 4, 2010
You were probably more frightened by Neil Gaiman's "Coraline" than your kids were. But the beloved British goth-noir author has penned some of the most beloved countercultural tomes of adolescence, including the DC Comics "Sandman" series and "The Graveyard Book." He'll discuss his work here, and though black attire isn't required, it's advised. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Thursday. $24-$48. www.uclalive.org.
October 14, 2013 |
A mother in Alamogordo, N.M., happened to flip through her kid's homework and was distraught by what she found. Nancy Wilmott's teenage daughter had been assigned to read the British writer Neil Gaiman's “Neverwhere,” which happens to have one extramarital sex scene between two adults, and has been on the Alamogordo High School 10th grade curriculum since 2004. Wilmott lodged a complaint with the school, which has suspended the use of the book in its course materials and taken it off the library shelves.
July 1, 2013 |
Neil Gaiman is busy. Having just published his first novel for adults in years, “Ocean at the End of the Lane,” the fantasy master is returning to the “Sandman” series on which his reputation at least partly rests, Vertigo, an imprint of DC Entertainment, announced Monday morning. “The Sandman: Overture #1,” to be written by Gaiman and illustrated by J.H. Williams III, will be released on Oct. 30. According to a press release from Vertigo - which published the original “Sandman” series - “Overture” will “reveal a previously untold story in 'The Sandman' mythos.” "This is the one story that we never got to tell.
December 19, 2012 |
Neil Gaiman has announced that his next book-signing tour will be his last. He'll be heading out in 2013 to sign copies of "The Ocean at the End of the Lane," which hits shelves June 18, traveling around the U.S., the U.K., and then going farther afield. Then: No more. This will be his final book-signing tour because, for Gaiman, recent book-signings have turned into overly long affairs. In 2009, a reading and book-signing he did in Georgia had some fans waiting almost seven hours.
April 3, 2013 |
The literary event series Live Talks Los Angles announced its spring 2013 series Wednesday. The series, founded in 2010, takes place at a number of venues around the city. Speakers this spring include Neil Gaiman, who comes to L.A. -- well, technically, Glendale, at the Alex Theater -- in June to talk about his forthcoming novel "The Ocean at the End of the Lane. " Gaiman can write just about anything, and write it well -- comic books (Sandman), award-winning children's novels ("The Graveyard Book")
July 2, 2013 |
How many hours a week do you read? If it's 10 hours or more, you might try moving to India -- you'll be among your people. According to this infographic, Indians spend more time reading books than the residents of any other nation. Each week, the average Indian reads for 10 hours, 42 minutes. Americans read books only about half that amount: 5 hours and 42 minutes. Interestingly, Americans and Germans spend exactly the same amount of time reading. The big reading nations, after India, are Thailand (9 hours, 24 minutes)