CANCELED: Neil Gaiman: Mind of a Storyteller

Wed. May 13, 2020 at 7:00pm EDT
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The Hugo Award-winning fantastical novelist returns to his home away from home—the public library.

British born author Neil Gaiman has described himself as a “feral child,” who grew up in libraries where his life-long love of reading was stoked as he devoured books by C.S. Lewis, Ursula K. LeGuin, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Edgar Allan Poe. The wildly popular genre-crossing writer returns to The New York Public Library to discuss his 2001 classic, American Gods.

All Shadow wants is to return to building a life with the wife he deeply loves, but just before he is released from prison, news of a friend’s untimely death untethers him. Reeling from grief, he accepts a job as the assistant to an elusive Mr. Wednesday whom he meets on his way home. What follows is the captivating story of a country about to spiral out of control, and the unforgettable character standing in the path of potential destruction.

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This venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs. Assistive listening devices and large-format programs are available on-site. ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

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The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of The New York Public Library.

Neil Gaiman photo © Beowulf Sheehan

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Celeste Bartos Forum The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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