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HarperCollins to Publish Neil Gaiman Short Story as an Illustrated Book

TruthIsACaveHarperCollins will release Neil Gaiman’s short story, “The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains,” as a full-fledged book in June 2014. According to Gaiman’s blog post, artist Eddie Campbell created illustrations for this project.

In the past, this story appeared in an anthology (co-edited by Gaiman) called Stories. Shortly after Stories was published, the Sydney Opera House commissioned Gaiman to transform his story into a 90-minute multimedia show.

“The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains” show was part of their 2010 Graphic Festival. Now, Gaiman has lined up four dates to perform it; he will be at the Warfield in San Francisco on June 25th and two days later, Gaiman will take his show to Carnegie Hall in New York City. Following those U.S. performances, Gaiman will fly to London for two shows at the Barbican.

The New York Times reports that this show features Gaiman reading “his tale of crime and search for buried treasure, accompanied by score written for the event from the FourPlay String Quartet, from Sydney, Australia. As Mr. Gaiman reads, the images from the story will be displayed on a screen behind him, courtesy of the artist, Eddie Campbell.” Will you be attending?

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