Clippings

The Irish Times for 14 June notes in an audiobook wrapup that:
…much of the best material coming out in audio format is in the children’s books department, but kids and adults alike will chuckle over Dawn French’s wicked delivery of Neil Gaiman’s contemporary ghost story Coraline (Bloomsbury, two tapes, three hours, £8.99)…

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Martin Levin’s article on BookExpo appeared in the June 14th Globe and Mail.

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Patrick T. Reardon’s article on Printers Row Book Fair appeared in the June 9th Chicago Tribune:

Neil Gaiman’s latest book is “Coraline” (HarperCollins, $15.99), a novel for young adults about a girl who finds an alternative world behind a locked door in her home, but the 300 crowded into the library auditorium is an older group, nearly all fans of his fantasy books and comic books for adults.

One asks if the characters in his books who are gay are based on particular people, and Gaiman says: “You rarely steal characters whole and put them into fiction. You’ll watch a couple talking and notice that one of them never talks out loud [and later use that quirk for a fictional couple]. If you’re an author, you’re a magpie. You pick up the glittery things and take them back to your nest.”

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Not that it’s new, but the art that became the Gods and Tulips cover is on Mike Kaluta’s website.

And yes, you do want to go through the sketch on the front page and click on all the colored bits.

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And Steve, who has been helping me be Lucy Anne for years, managed to find within ten minutes the Hall of Fame link I’d spent most of May 27th last year (and off and on since) looking for.
He never ceases to amaze me.