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“Amaze, Befuddle and Generally Delight” — Literary Renaissance Man Neil Gaiman Returns to the Long Center

Pull up a chair and stoke the fire—we’re pleased to welcome author, graphic novelist, essayist and overall sandman (pun intended!) Neil Gaiman back to the Long Center, July 6. We trust you know what to do, and by that we mean we know you’ll snag your tickets as soon as possible because they will sell out.

Neil Gaiman is a storyteller—we can all agree on that. He “mines our deep, dark veins,” says NPR’s Tom Ashbrook, in ways we can’t fully understand but know that we are totally on board with the literary magic he creates. “He’s heaped with sci-fi and horror prizes – the Hugo, the Nebula, the Bram Stoker,” continues Ashbrook, “but also with children’s prizes, the Newbery and more. He’s a literary rock star who also take the stage.”

Bestseller after bestseller, and poignant project after graphic creation, Neil Gaiman continues to captivate readers, watchers and observers with his storytelling. “I make things up and I write them down,” is the way he describes his varied art — oh, if only it were so easy for the rest of us. It’s no secret that his genre-bending, critically-acclaimed works (and overall mystique) have propelled him to become one of the most celebrated, bestselling authors of our time. Plus he’s just an insanely cool guy.

On the evening of July 6, Gaiman will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman.” We would expect nothing less!

Neil Gaiman is the author of novels American GodsNeverwhereStardustGood Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Anansi BoysThe Ocean at the End of the Lane, the short story collections Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things, the film Coraline, and countless other short stories, novels, graphic novels, comic books and other works.

Catch Neil Gaiman, July 6 in Dell Hall. Tickets are on sale now and going fast!

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