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Neil Gaiman interviews and articles in TMO

Neil Gaiman – where do you start? Gaiman is a best-selling author who has produced the genre shaping comic series Sandman, novels including Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys, and The Ocean at the end of the Lane. He has written children’s fiction like The Graveyard Book, Coraline, and Odd and the Frost Giants, to name just a few. Add to that his writing for television (including episodes of Doctor Who) and radio, and a vast output of short stories, and you can see how hard it is to pigeonhole Gaiman. We’ve collected together articles featuring Neil Gaiman in TMO here.

Neil Gaiman and the Long Now

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Neil Gaiman recently gave a talk to the Long Now foundation, talking about Stories and how they last. The Long Now foundation was set up to provide a counterpoint to today’s accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. Its aim is to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. […]

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods for TV

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Neil Gaiman fans will be excited by the news that his hugely succesful and much-loved 2001 novel American Gods has been greenlighted for a TV adaptation by the American network Starz (makers of both Spartacus and Outlander). The show is being cast now (there’s already a twitter campaign by fans #castingshadow ), and will be […]

Stories – edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

The American Academic Cass R. Sunstein has an interesting argument in his book Revenge of the Blogs, that the abundance of information, choice, and social networking available on the internet ultimately leads to a more restricted closed culture. For a well functioning system of free expression, Sunstein argues, there are certain requirements that go […]

Setting free the books

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Some posts ago we took up the ‘who’ll be literature’s radiohead’ argument up, suggesting that there are already a number of established authors who have been giving away their work a la In Rainbows – for example the Wu Ming foundation or Mega-bestseller Neil Gaiman. Word comes through (via Lizzy’s Literary Life) of a new […]

Literature’s Radiohead – Wu Ming or Gaiman?

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Back in December, mediabistro’s GalleyCat posed the question ‘Where will we find Literature’s Radiohead?‘. Not a question of matching literary style up to the Oxford band’s musical approach (although over at the Valve they see a similarity between Yeats and the band), but rather the starting point for a discussion on distribution methods – on […]

The Making of MirrorMask

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

“It’s an original project, and the way that it came about was like this,” starts writer Neil Gaiman, addressing an audience of devoted fans, in the Italian city of Bologna, eager to hear about his new film collaboration MirrorMask. “In the summer of 2001, I got a phone call from Lisa Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter, […]

Neil Gaiman – Using Genre to Effect

Monday, August 1st, 2005

Is the Novel dead? Can it survive in an age where other forms of entertainment and information readily seem to fill its shoes? When DVD players are small and portable enough to challenge the convenience of a paperback, is the novel doomed? “I’ve never been very good at either privileging art forms or declaring any […]

My Generation – Thea Gilmore in interview

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

“And who’s gonna raise a hand When all we were taught to do was dance Who’ll be able to stand After this avalanche” Thea Gilmore – Avalanche If Pete Townshend felt provoked, by an overbearing post-war generation, to write My Generation exhorting his elders to “just fade away”, Thea Gilmore’s ire seems aimed as much, […]