Posts Tagged ‘Neil Gaiman’
April 15, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
This is the most expensive book in the world.
“Because the Pulitzer board couldn’t possibly be so cruel two years in a row, right?” We shall see.
We have a title: the new Bond novel is called Solo.
Neil Gaiman left a little guerrilla artwork on the New York streets.
Julian Barnes: England “has always been a comparatively philistine country.”
March 11, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
October 31, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
The top ten books for creeping out kids: a guide for parents.
“Give your ghost a life story, and other rules for writing a ghost story.”
What scares Neil Gaiman?
Scariest of all: “I wouldn’t have known about my Russian pirate translator had I not set a Google Alert for the title of my debut novel when it was published, in April 2011.” Peter Mountford chronicles an unlikely alliance.
“It was, perhaps, inevitable that Homo floresiensis, the three-foot-tall species of primitive human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores, would come to be widely known as ‘hobbits.’ After all, like J. R. R. Tolkien’s creation, ‘they were a little people, about half our height.’ But a New Zealand scientist planning an event about the species has been banned from describing the ancient people as ‘hobbits’ by representatives of the Tolkien estate.”
September 19, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Onscreen writers “can be cynical hacks, genre stars or dislocated sportswriters. In romantic comedies, the writer is often a witty Lothario or a good-natured wimp. Either way, the profession’s primary function is to provide the character with plenty of free time.”
Jane Austen can stimulate brain function. Presumably, so can other authors.
“I am posting this for people who have Kindles, are in the U.S., and might want to get this. I am not posting this for people to tell me that they hate Kindles, hate all e-books, or are grumpy because they do not live in a country where they can download this.” Neil Gaiman makes a PA on Facebook.
You know who loves e-books? Kids.
As for the old-fashioned, paper kind, well, nowadays they’re less “reading material” and more “business cards.”
July 24, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
“The Girl from Ipanema” is fifty! (Not the real one—she’s sixty-seven—but the bossa nova classic.) It is the second-most-covered song, after “Yesterday.”
A graduate student at King’s College London has discovered a previously unknown 1909 short story by Katherine Mansfield in the university library. Read an excerpt from “A Little Episode” here.
What these writers think about when they think about running.
What Maira Kalman thinks about herself.
The most beloved dogs in literature? We think Nana Darling was robbed.
Portrait of the artist as a young Scientologist: a 1969 BBC interview with a teenage Neil Gaiman, then a believer.
Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto, Ipanema
May 4, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
The literary feud hall of fame!
Ploughshares launches the fascinating First Drafts, in which writers discuss their revision process.
Novelist Jane Rogers wins the UK’s science-fiction prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, for The Testament of Jessie Lamb.
The future of the e-reader?
Neil Gaiman’s reading and listening list.
New York’s children’s bookstore Books of Wonder plays host to a bacon bakery.