See legendary author Neil Gaiman at Benaroya Hall, this Sunday, April 2. Gaiman will appear in support of his highly anticipated new book, Norse Mythology. From Seattlesymphony.org:
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 novels including The Ocean at the End of the Lane. His children’s novel The Graveyard Book, is the only work to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) Medals — awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature.
His eagerly anticipated new book Norse Mythology, which W.W. Horton will publish next February, is an almost novelistic retelling of famous myths about the gods of Asgard. “To get the opportunity to retell the myths and poems we have inherited from the Norse was almost too good to be true,” Mr. Gaiman comments.
Gaiman’s bestselling contemporary fantasy novel American Gods took the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker and Locus awards, and is currently being adapted for a new STARZ television series slated to debut in early 2017.
His groundbreaking Sandman comics, which has garnered accolades including nine Eisner Awards, was described by Stephen King as having turned graphic novels into “art.” Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the greatest epic in the history of the form, an issue of Sandman was the first comic book to receive literary recognition, the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.
He is credited with being one of the creators of modern comics, as well as an author whose work crosses genres and reaches audiences of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.
Gaiman has achieved cult status and attracted increased media attention, with recent profiles in The New Yorker and by CBS News Sunday Morning.
An Evening with Neil Gaiman
When: Sunday, April 2, 7pm
Where: Benaroya Hall (200 University St.)