Conversations With Neil Gaiman edited by Joseph Michael Sommers
Trade Paperback – University Press of Mississippi – Sep 2018 – 208 pages
Collected interviews with the multi-talented and critically acclaimed writer behind the award-winning series, The Sandman and the novels Neverwhere, Coraline, and American Gods.
The interviews presented here span the length of his career, beginning with his first formal interview by the BBC at the age of seven and ending with a new, unpublished interview held in 2017. They cover topics as wide and varied as a young Gaiman’s thoughts on Scientology and managing anger, learning the comics trade from Alan Moore, and being on the clock virtually 24/7.
What emerges is a complicated picture of a man who seems fully assembled from the start of his career, but only came to feel comfortable in his own skin and voice far later in life. The man who brought Morpheus from the folds of his imagination into the world shares his dreams and aspirations from different points in his life, including informing readers where he plans to take them next.
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