Thursday, March 3, 2011

One-Book Events for Neil Gaiman

NEVERWHERE by Neil GaimanYesterday, Chicago’s Mayor Daley announced the city’s twentieth book in its One Book, One Chicago program: Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. You'll find their wonderful guide to the book here. We also have a guide for teachers.

And, on a smaller scale—but terrific in its own way—Neil’s The Graveyard Book has been assigned to Brigham Young University students who are spending a semester in London. Chris Crowe of Brigham Young University’s London Centre told me, “The day we discuss Gaiman’s book, we’ll hold class in the very eerie setting of Kensal Green Cemetery.” When we told Neil, he was delighted, “That’s wonderful. And Kensal Green Cemetery sort of crept into the mixture: it was there on a very cold day in, what, 1989?, that Terry Pratchett and I were photographed for the author picture of Good Omens, and I told Terry about The Graveyard Book.”

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