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An Evening with Neil Gaiman April 23, 2010

Posted by mplibrary in fun stuff, videos.

While away 2 hours and watch this fascinating online interview in 2 parts with Neil Gaiman, who was the honorary chairperson of ALA’s National Library Week April 11-17, 2010. He recommends favorite books, tells of early experiences in libraries, talks about his influences, and describes why libraries are important. He says, “I went from thinking of librarians as these sweet people…to thinking of them as warriors with bloodied swords out on the front lines of the First Amendment.” Gaiman is the author of unique books with a supernatural twist for adults and children; some titles are Coraline, The Graveyard Book, American Gods, the Sandman graphic novel series, Neverwhere, Stardust. Did you know- England has no equivalent of our First Amendment protecting freedom of speech? Amazing and inspiring interview.




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