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15 Neil Gaiman Quotes to Live By

Author Neil Gaiman turns 55 today (November 10). A good chunk of those years have been dedicated to writing, creating fan favorites like the comic book series The Sandman and novels American Gods and Good Omens, co-written with his late friend Terry Pratchett. Gaiman spent much of his childhood in libraries, writing in The Guardian, “I had the kind of parents […]

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Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ is Coming to Starz

After a fairly lengthy and fiddly series of negotiations, Deadline reports that the journey from page to camera of Neil Gaiman’s classic fantasy American Gods is finally about to begin in earnest. Starz has signed off on a straight-to-series dramatic adaptation of the book, following in the footsteps of their notable successes in the fantasy […]

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Illustrator Chris Riddell is the U.K.’s New Children’s Laureate

First established in 1999, the Children’s Laureate is a post awarded by the British organization Book Trust to an exceptional children’s author or illustrator for a period of two years, in which they act as the public face of children’s literature in the U.K. It’s not an official title conferred by the Queen in the way that […]

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30 Terry Pratchett Quotes to Guide You Through Life

Because there is nothing better, when faced with a dark spot caused by the sudden absence of a brilliant mind—like that of Sir Terry Pratchett—than basking in the warm glow left by its most shiny of illuminations. And besides, we should have already done it by now. This stuff is GOLD: • The trouble with […]

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RIP Terry Pratchett: the King of Comic Fantasy

The following messages appeared on the official Twitter feed for the British author Sir Terry Pratchett earlier today (March 12), announcing his death at the age of 66, and for fans of his work, it’s as much of an appropriate announcement of a terrible event as one could hope for. It starts with a message […]

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LISTEN: Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’, In Full

Here’s a lovely belated Christmas present: now that BBC Radio 4’s adaptation of the classic Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman comedy novel Good Omens has finished its seasonal broadcast run, the entire series is now available to stream for free on the BBC iPlayer website! Good Omens was first published in 1990, and tells the story of the Apocalypse […]

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Neil Gaiman Cracks the Code for British Leading Men

There’s a lovely interview on the Radio Times site with Neil Gaiman, in which he discusses the long-mooted movie adaptation of his breakthrough Sandman comic book series, which appears to be slowly taking shape. David S Goyer (Man of Steel) is on board to produce, working with Neil and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, from a script by […]

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#MindTheChat Q&A with ‘The Game’ Creator Toby Whithouse

Toby Whithouse, creator of BBC AMERICA’s 1970s-set spy drama The Game and the original U.S. Being Human, joined us, tweeting from @hanniganspiteri, Wednesday (December 9) for a a @MindtheGap_BBCA #MindTheChat Twitter session to answer all your questions on his life and career.   Toby channels Oscar Wilde to give his best advice to aspiring writers: @stecaine #MindTheChat Read everything. From newspapers […]

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