Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman Humble Bundle enters final day of sales

By Chris Meadows
September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

As a last reminder, you have a little bit over 24 hours to shell out a little under $20 to the Humble Bundle to obtain a whole raft of Neil Gaiman rarities, including his first published book, a rare biography of the band Duran Duran that now goes for thousands of dollars in print. John Scalzi has [...]

Neil Gaiman releases Humble Book Bundle of hard-to-find works

By Chris Meadows
September 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the great things about digital goods, such as e-books, is that they’re easy to use for charity fundraising projects. After all, there’s effectively no marginal cost to duplicating  them, so you can make ten thousand as easily as you can make ten. The Humble Bundle has raised a lot [...]

Ian McEwan comes out for Charlie Hebdo, against PEN copouts

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Celebrated British novelist Ian McEwan has given a magisterial commencement address at Dickinson College in support of the principle of free speech in general, of Charlie Hebdo in particular, and against those fellow writers who withdrew from the PEN America Center gala held to award its Freedom of [...]

Fabulously frightful freebies for the Festive Season

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Since the extremely talented Simon Strantzas has graced us with a very unsettling Christmas special, “Making Merry,” I thought that this was a good time to pick up on a couple of modern classics of free festive fear. Or Gratis Gibbering Ghoulishness. That’s modern, because free [...]

Daniel Handler pledges his pentinence after National Book Awards racist gaffe

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket, turned what should have been a respectful, respectable, but otherwise fairly routine presentation ceremony for the National Book Awards into a social media tempest through a more-than-off-color inadvertent quip about watermelons and Jacqueline [...]

Neil Gaiman talks for UK Arts Council

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

The newly launched Arts Council of England magazine Create, for all the issues around its basic premise, has garnered material from some very significant creative figures, Neil Gaiman being one of them. He took the opportunity, in the course of a long interview with Toby Litt in the magazine [...]

Russell Brand to give Reading Agency lecture

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

The ever-more-serious UK comedian Russell Brand will deliver this year’s Reading Agency lecture, “‘a manifesto on reading” and the third lecture since the inception of the series in 2012, as well as the first one to be open to ticket-holding members of the public. “The [...]

More from Neil Gaiman on the Amazon/Hachette faceoff

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 4, 2014 // 3 Comments

Neil Gaiman’s views on the Amazon/Hachette spat seem to have evolved a little since Chris Meadows last reported on them in mid-June. According to an answer to a self-published author and fan recently posted on “the official Neil Gaiman Tumblr, but honestly no better than the unofficial [...]

Neil Gaiman ‘pissed at Amazon’ but not so sure about Hachette either

By Chris Meadows
June 16, 2014 // 4 Comments

Well, here’s another Salon Amazon hit piece, at least sort of. Salon chose to headline it, “Neil Gaiman: ‘I’m obviously pissed at Amazon’” but if you read the actual article, you find the quote was taken out of context. Gaiman feels that the anti-trust prosecution against the five major [...]

Neil Gaiman says scared is good

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bulgarian writer and New Yorker by adoption Maria Popova picked up on a “semi-secret” evening event on the literature of terror held by Neil Gaiman at TED’s 30th anniversary event, TED 2014 in Vancouver – certainly secret enough to keep his name off the official speaker [...]

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