Monday, June 17, 2013

Publication Day! Links! Tired Neil!

I've been stumbling across the UK, although mostly in and out of the BBC. I spent a day at the Guardian offices, editing their book website. (Here's a video:

My favourite thing was talking about Richard Dadd's painting, The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke, with Mark Lawson for Radio 4's Cultural Exchange. Check it all out at
(The BBC have put up some wonderful stuff to go with it, ranging from Angela Carter to Freddie Mercury.)

You can also just click here:

One reason I picked the Dadd was that I'd just been spending time at the Tate in company with the painting, for Intelligent Life magazine.

You can read what I wrote at

There's a great feature by Lev Grossman in this week's TIME Magazine. It's only for subscribers: Here's the opening:,9171,2145490,00.html

Today THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE comes out officially. I will get up in a few hours and fly to New York for the Brooklyn signing.

(You can come and see me, listen to me talk and do a reading, possibly with some special guests, and you can say hello and get a book signed at 7 p.m., Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue, at Ashland Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (718) 636-4100,;; $45 and $55, which includes a copy of the book.)

We have so many articles out there, and so many reviews: by William Alexander is my favourite, because it tells you nothing about the plot and everything about what it feels like reading the book. But there are lots of other good ones. (I'm sure I will miss a lot.)

Here's the Washington Post:

Laura Miller at

Carole Barrowman at the Journal Sentinel

James Lovegrove at the Financial Times

The Atlantic Monthly

and a really lovely but slightly spoilery NPR review:

Here's the LA Times

with a longer story at,0,518593.story


August 6, 2013

Location: Toronto, ON
Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 PM

Presented by Indigo Books & Music

Danforth Music Hall
147 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

$20 plus tax and service fees

Twitter: @indigogreenroom


August 7, 2013

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Location: Montreal, QC
Wednesday, August 7, 7 PM

Presented by Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore

Ukrainian Federation Hall
5213 Hutchison Street
Montreal, QC H2X 2H3

Available in store – Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore, 211 Bernard Ouest
$10 with $5 off THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE with ticket purchase.

Twitter: @librairiedandq


August 8, 2013

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Location: Vancouver, BC
Thursday, August 8, 6:30 PM

Presented by Vancouver Writers Fest
Book sales by Kidsbooks

The Vogue Theatre
918 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2

Phone: 604.569.1144
In Person: 918 Granville Street
$21 adults $19 students (with ID) and seniors plus service charges. General admission.

Twitter: @vanwritersfest

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