Interviews: Neil Gaiman and Michael Chabon in conversation

Published On March 27, 2015 | By Joe Gordon | Books, Comics, Interviews

Two superb authors, Michael Chabon (who should be on anyone’s must-read list) and Neil Gaiman (I don’t really need to remind you of how remarkable a word-spinner Neil is) are recorded in this video in conversation together at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco. Both writers would always be worth listening to, but both together? A pleasure. And it’s a nice, long piece too, so bookmark to enjoy after work. This was recorded soon after we lost Terry Pratchett, and Chabon mentions this recent loss to the literary world and Neil recalls his dear friend, also noting that his wife, Amanda Palmer, saw the news before he did, and how relieved he was that someone who loved him was there to break the news to him that Terry had passed away, rather than finding out from the news or Twitter, and Neil also discusses how he and Terry collaborated on the brilliant Good Omens (I believe BBC Radio 4 are going to repeat the recent adaptation of the book they aired over Christmas as a tribute) and how Terry was a force for demonstrating how powerful and important comedic writing could be, as important and difficult as dramatic writing. Further in Neil also talks about his new short story collection, Trigger Warning, which came out just a few weeks ago and which I heartily recommend to you. It’s a great, long conversation between to excellent writers:

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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