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Authors Dress Up For ’26 Characters’ Photography Exhibit

Neil-Gaiman-as-BadgerThe Storytelling Museum, an institution based in the U.K., will host an exhibit called “26 Characters: celebrating childhood story heroes.” This art show features photographs of writers dressed as their favorite childhood literary character.

This exhibition will be on view from April 5th to November 2nd. Photogapher Cambridge Jones captured the pictures of these authors. Some of the authors who took part include Malorie Blackman, Terry Pratchett, and Neil Gaiman.

According to the museum’s official website, Blackman transformed herself into the Wicked Witch of the West and Pratchett sat for his portrait as William Brown from Just William. Gaiman (pictured, via) revealed in a blog post that he drew inspiration from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In The Willows and chose to wear a Badger costume. Will you be seeing this installation?

Neil Gaiman on Copyright Piracy: VIDEO

Neil Gaiman doesn’t think that book piracy is all bad. In fact, in the video above Gaiman revealed that when his books were shared illegally online, his book sales actually went up 300 percent at independent book stores.

We’ve embedded the entire video for you to check out. (Via Reddit).

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.

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HarperCollins to Release ‘The Graveyard Book’ as a Graphic Novel

graphic novelHarperCollins will publish a graphic novel adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning title, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

The first volume will be released on July 29, 2014 and the second one will follow on September 30, 2014. Eisner Award winner P. Craig Russell worked on adapting the story. Russell and a team of artists worked on the illustrations.

According to Gaiman’s blog post, each artist tackles the artwork for one chapter. Besides Russell, the artistic crew includes Kevin Nowlan, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson, Stephen B. Scott, and David Lafuente. What do you think?

‘The Wall Street Journal’ Launches Book Club

wolfhallThe Wall Street Journal has introduced a book club that is led by authors. Every month a guest host picks a book by another author and then acts as a guide for readers on Twitter. Book club participants can ask questions through the social network using the hashtag #WSJbookclub.

For the first month, Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert is the host and the book is Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. In February, Gilbert will lead an online discussion about the work. “It’s one of the greatest stories in history. Henry VIII. There’s hardly a better tale of intrigue,” Gilbert told The Wall Street Journal, about her choice. “It’s sex and politics and power and madness and violence. It’s “Game of Thrones.” It’s got everything that you could possibly want.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, more than 650 people have already signed up.  Neil Gaiman and Gillian Flynn will serve as author hosts in coming months. Follow this link to sign up.

 

Neil Gaiman on the Cartoon Arthur

Author Neil Gaiman has appeared on the Canadian/American cartoon Arthur. In the episode he gives a young writer advice on writing her graphic novel. We’ve embedded the video above for you to enjoy.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Signs On as Producer for the ‘Sandman’ Movie

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on as a producer for the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic series.

The Dark Knight Rises actor announced his involvement via Twitter (embedded above). USA Today reports that Gordon-Levitt has not confirmed as to whether or not he will also serve as a director or an actor for this movie.

Here’s more from The Verge: “The Sandman comics tell the story of the Lord of Dreams, most often referred to as either Dream or Morpheus, a wiry, haughty personification of dreams themselves. After being held captive for 70 years, Gaiman’s 75-issue run follows Dream / Morpheus as he adapts to the world he finds outside his prison and rebuilds his kingdom. The comics segue between horror and fantasy, and gained a dedicated following after the first issue was released in 1989.”

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Neil Gaiman & Molly Oldfield to Headline a ‘Christmas Carol’-Themed Event

Neil GaimanThe New York Public Library (NYPL) has organized an event called “Charles Dickens & A Christmas Carol with Neil Gaiman and Molly Oldfield.” The event will take place on Saturday, December 15th inside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

The American Gods novelist (pictured) will perform a reading of the classic story starring Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. According to the announcement, “Gaiman will read the classic tale as the great author intended, following edits and prompts Dickens wrote in his own hand for his unique readings 150 years ago.”

Oldfield, a researcher, will discuss interesting items housed in museums and libraries throughout the world. She will pay special focus to pieces owned by Dickens within the NYPL collection. Follow this link to RSVP for free tickets.

Goodreads Choice Awards Winners Revealed

goodreadsWith 24,686 votes, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini has won the Best Fiction award at the Goodreads Choice Awards.

We’ve linked to samples of all the winners below.

All these authors were nominated and picked by Goodreads users. Did your favorite writer make the list? Read more

NaNoWriMo Tip #17: Listen to the Advice of Great Authors

nanowrimoNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is slowly coming to an end, as writers around the globe try to finish a 50,000-word novel draft in a single month.

To help the GalleyCat readers taking this challenge, we will be offering NaNoWriMo advice throughout the month. Last year, 341,375 participants wrote a novel in 30 days through the NaNoWriMo program. The writing marathon has generated more than 250 traditionally published novels, according to the organizers.

Our seventeenth tip is: Listen to the Great Authors. Think Catalog has put together a very entertaining and useful list of writing tips from authors including: Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker and Neil Gaiman. Kurt Vonnegut‘s tip: “Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.”

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