Those who weren’t fast enough to secure a free ticket to see bestselling novelist and comic book legend Neil Gaiman read at the University of Calgary on Monday February 24 can still watch the event as it happens. The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program has announced that it live stream the evening at ucalgary.ca/cdwp/gaiman starting at 7 p.m. and people can join the conversation on Twitter using #gaimanyyc.
The award-winning author who is the U of C’s 2014 Distinguished Visiting Writer came to attention in the 1980s for The Sandman a comic book that was credited with taking the genre to a new level. He has also written bestselling novels including Neverwhere Stardust Anansi Boys and American Gods and numerous book for children such as Coraline and The Graveyard Book . Several of Gaiman’s works have been adapted for film and television.
Gaiman’s work has earned him Newbery and Carnegie medals and the Hugo Will Eisner and Bram Stoker awards. He joins the ranks of previous distinguished visiting writers at the U of C including Margaret Atwood Art Spiegelman Oliver Sacks Deepa Mehta and Michael Ondaatje.