Tagged Neil Gaiman

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...

The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories Are All Smoke and No Fire

I need to start this review with a confession: I am not an aficionado of the short-story format. That being said, I’ve seen my share of well curated anthologies. A good collection, to my mind, is bound together not simply by a single characteristic but by a larger uniting theme. Every piece in The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories—edited by Jared Shurin and Mahvesh Murad, and including stories by local favorite Neil Gaiman and 2016 CONvergence guest...

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: Crime Fiction Lives in Minneapolis

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 Yesterday, it was announced that beloved Minneapolis mystery bookstore Once Upon A Crime—which has been for sale for almost eight months—has found new owners: relatively recent Minneapolis transplants and crime-fiction lovers Dennis Abraham and Meg King-Abraham. Outgoing...

From the Stands: DreamHaven Books Is Still Standing

From the Stands is a series that profiles comic book stores around the Twin Cities and talks about their histories, their offerings, and the communities they serve. One of my earliest memories of my “fandom” is going to DreamHaven on Lake Street and gazing longingly at their antique books, my breath fogging up the protective case they sat in. Amongst many first editions and leather-bound volumes of sci fi and horror, there was a section containing early editions of...

Book Geek Bulletin: Hobbits, Harry Potter, and Hemingway

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 Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to Fly a Little Higher, the book by Laura Sobiech about her son, Zach—“the Lakeland teenager who wrote the hit song ‘Clouds’ as a farewell to family and friends before...

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: Local Author Deals and More

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 St. Paul crime author William Kent Krueger has signed a deal for the next two books in his Cork O’Connor series, which stars an Irish-Ojibwe sheriff in northern Minnesota, for publication in 2017 and 2018. (The next...
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