Friday, February 13, 2009 with a Neil Gaiman video

I just discovered, which allows me to stream video of talks and interviews with writers, thinkers and other personalities on various topics across politics, culture and technology - things that matters.

I spent about an hour watching Rebecca Solnit read from her book, Storming the Gates of Paradise, and answering questions. It was enjoyable. (If you're interested in Rebecca Solnit's talk, it's here.)

I decided it was a good idea to sign up for an account with - which will allow me to download the talks on audio or video files. I was running through their archive of videos, and that's where I found this talk with Neil Gaiman in 2006, where he spoke at Cody's Books, on Fragile Things.

I thought maybe somebody would be interested. So here's the video:

An Evening's Entertainment with Neil Gaiman celebrating Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders.

In this dazzling new collection of more than twenty-five pieces of short fiction including a novella featuring the hero of his masterpiece "American Gods," Neil Gaiman charts the terrain between life and death, perception and reality, darkness and light. Guaranteed to dazzle the senses, haunt the imagination, and touch the heart, "Fragile Things" is a gift of wonder from one of the most unique literary artists of our time. Neil Gaiman is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of the novels "American Gods," "Neverwhere," "Stardust," "Coraline," and "Anansi Boys;" "The Sandman" series of graphic novels; and "Smoke and Mirrors," a collection of short fiction - Cody's Books


Ana S. said...

*is interested*

I also loved that J.K. Rowling video you posted the other day, so thanks for that too.

darkorpheus said...

Nymeth - You're welcome. Enjoy the video.