Award-winning author Neil Gaiman has just announced a wide-ranging US book tour in next year.
“Next year (Epsilon and Omega variants permitting) between the 28th of April and the 26th of May, I will be ricocheting across American theatres & concert halls doing two years’ worth of postponed ‘Evenings With Neil Gaiman’, he announced on Tumblr.
The tour will encompass venues across the US, including Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego and more.
“Expect stories and poems to be read, questions to be answered (much like the thing that happens here on Tumblr only it’s me doing it live in front of you), and so forth. They are actually enormous fun. After this I’ll probably not tour for a while.”
Neil’s credits are many, but if you prefer the short version, on Facebook he declares: “Will eventually grow up & get a real job. Until then, will keep making things up & writing them down.”
His work spans both British (Violent Cases) and US comics (Sandman, and much more), children’s books (including Coraline, The Graveyard Book), novels for adults (American Gods), film (Coraline, Stardust) and television (Doctor Who, Good Omens, currently shooting a new season, Neverwhere and more).
There’s theatre too, with an adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane currently enjoying an acclaimed run at Duke of York’s Theatre in London, running until May 2022.
Last year, he was one of a number of top authors who contributed to the anthology, Doctor Who: Adventures In Lockdown, with two tales, “Rory’s Story”, and “One Virtue, And A Thousand Crimes”, illustrated by Chris Riddell.
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. His books and stories have also been honoured with Hugos, Nebulas, the World Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Awards, Locus Awards, British SF Awards, British Fantasy Awards, Geffens, Mythopoeic Awards, and numerous others.
Neil’s current crusade is to make sure creative people have wills. Read the blog post about it, and see a sample will.
• The Neil Gaiman Visual Bibliography
Courtesy of Neil Gaiman’s Message Board moderator and Gaiman expert, GMZOE