AT&T Performing Arts Center presents #hearhere: Neil Gaiman
As part of the 2017 speaker series #hearhere, the AT&T Performing Arts Center will present Neil Gaiman. #hearhere (formerly known as #thinkspeak) will feature dynamic discussions from leaders in radio, TV, journalism, art and filmmaking. The series removes the barrier between audiences and some of the most interesting minds of our time.
Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books. His works for adults include Neverwhere (broadcast as a BBC radio adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch); Anansi Boys; Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett); and the short story collections Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things. His novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, was described by The Guardian as “a book that summons both the powerlessness and wonder of childhood, and the complicated landscape of memory and forgetting.” It too was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards. Coraline was adapted as a musical by Stephin Merritt in 2009.
Other works for younger readers include The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (illustrated by longtime collaborator Dave McKean); The Wolves in the Walls (made into an opera by the Scottish National Theatre); Odd and the Frost Giants (written for 2009’s World Book Day, illustrated by Brett Helquist); The Dangerous Alphabet (illustrated by Gris Grimly), and Fortunately the Milk, another bestseller.