Tagged American Gods

4 Highlights Worthy of Worship from the American Gods Premiere

I have been a fan of Neil Gaiman since I discovered his book Neverwhere when I was in college. His gritty urban fantasy gripped me immediately, and I was instantly transformed into a lifelong fan. I track him on Twitter, wonder where exactly in or near our state he lives, attend as many of his local talks as I can get to, and devour his new works. In fact, when I was pregnant with my son, my husband and...

Dark Horse’s American Gods Comic Series Achieves a Happy Medium between Page and Screen

As a longtime fan of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods, I was thrilled to check out the first issue of Dark Horse Comics’ new series based on the same work, out March 15, 2017. As is usually the case when I experience something created by Neil Gaiman, I was not disappointed. It is a richly illustrated rendition of the story and worthy of its place next to both the novel and the forthcoming television show, due to air on Starz beginning...

Book Geek Bulletin: Wins for Minnesota Lit

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, published by Graywolf Press, has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Read Star Tribune books writer Laurie Hertzel’s coverage of the awards ceremony here. St. Paul’s Marlon James (A...

Book Geek Bulletin: Of Magic and Mockingbirds

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Local literary magazine Paper Darts is currently accepting submissions for its spring short fiction contest, for which the publication has secured national author Roxanne Gay (Bad Feminist) to judge. Submissions are due by April 15, 2016, and...

Book Geek Bulletin: A Series of Unfortunate Castings

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit The Starz series based on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods has found its protagonist: The 100‘s Ricky Whittle will play Shadow Moon. Gaiman said he is “thrilled” with the casting. Paramount Pictures has acquired film rights to the classic...

Book Geek Bulletin: Book to Film and Film to Book

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, chairman of Minnesota publisher Llewellyn Worldwide—the largest and oldest New Age publisher in the world—passed away November 7, 2015, at the age of 85. Weschcke was the owner of the publishing company since 1961,...

Book Geek Bulletin: Kicking Off the Fall Rush

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Local Lit University of Minnesota English professor Julie Schumacher’s novel Dear Committee Members made the shortlist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The award has previously been won only by men, but for the first time, all three finalists this year are women. The winner will be announced September 28, 2015....
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