Neil Gaiman discusses his book, “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23 in the NPC Ballroom. As a fundraiser for the Club’s Eric Friedheim Library, this will be a ticketed event. Click the link to buy tickets.
First published in 2001, “American Gods” became an instant classic and has been described as a synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World). The Tenth Anniversary Edition is a commemorative volume that has been updated and expanded.
Gaiman, who began his writing career as a journalist, is the award-winning author of more than ten novels, including “Coraline,” “The Graveyard Book,” “Neverwhere,” “Anansi Boys” and “Good Omens” (with Sir Terry Pratchett). He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. He has also worked in support of First Amendment rights, and was awarded the Defender of Liberty Award in August 1997 by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for his efforts.
This event is cosponsored by the Club’s Book & Author and Young Members Committees. Proceeds benefit the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. No outside books will be permitted.
Price: $5; General Admission. You must present your printed ticket for admission.
Purchase your book ahead of time and guarantee a signed copy of “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition.” Unsigned copies will also be for sale at the event.
Getting Your Book
The printed receipt will serve as a voucher. Vouchers may be redeemed immediately before the event at check-in. You must present your voucher at the time of pick up.
All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
Neil Gaiman speaks at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm.
The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio present: “One of the top ten living post-modern writers” (Dictionary of Literary Biography) takes the stage to discuss the tenth anniversary edition of American Gods, his classic work which was a New York Times bestseller in 2001 and awarded the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards.
Gaiman is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. His children’s novel Coraline, published in 2002, was also a New York Times and international bestseller and an enormous critical success; it won the Elizabeth Burr/ Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards. Director Henry Selick made the film “Coraline,” with music provided by the band They Might Be Giants.
The literary evening features an author presentation followed by an onstage interview with Virginia Prescott, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth.” Live music performed by the award-winning house band Dreadnaught. Rebroadcast on NHPR.
A signed book is a great gift and a wonderful addition to any personal library. A book voucher is necessary for a signed copy. Purchase your book voucher ahead of time and save 10% off the retail price. Available at RiverRun Bookstore and The Music Hall box office. Want to read the book before you hear the author speak and still get a discount? You can buy an unsigned copy as soon as RiverRun has them available for a 10% discount when you show your ticket to the show at the bookstore counter.
American Gods: $26.99 ($24.30 in advance) Buy a voucher.
Getting your Book:
Vouchers may be redeemed for books immediately following the event at The Music Hall. Vouchers may also be redeemed at RiverRun Bookstore after the evening of the event. No books will be mailed.
Prices: $13; $11 (members)
Members: noon Thu May 19
Public: noon Wed Jun 1
Buy tickets online, over the phone or in person. Members get the best seats.
The Music Hall
28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Neil Gaiman appears on Wednesday April 13th, 2011 from 7:00-8:00pm.
Join us to hear from @neilhimself (as his over 1.5 million Twitter followers know him) about writing, life, art and what became of Richard Mayhew of Neverwhere.
Free and open to the public; presented in partnership with the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Also note: Doors to Rockefeller Chapel will open at 6 p.m., regardless of the weather, so plan accordingly!
Books signed by Mr. Gaiman will be for sale, but a post-event book signing will not take place.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago
5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL
Neil Gaiman and Paul Levitz speak on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 7:00-9:00pm.
Author, graphic novelist, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book) has been described by the Dictionary of Literary Biography as “one of the top ten living post-modern writers.” Join Paul Levitz, former publisher of DC Comics and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for American Studies as he talks with Gaiman about his life and his writing.
Presented by the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and the Center for American Studies, Columbia University.
Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York, NY