TribLIVE

| AandE


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Writer Gaiman to speak at Carnegie Music Hall

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 8:53 p.m.
 

An English fantasy novelist ought to be smart, eccentric, charmingly self-deprecating, and as adept with witty repartee as with summoning fantastical worlds on the page.

We Americans like to get what we pay for. Slovenly, introverted, comic book hoarder-types might be good enough for our fantasy writers, but we prefer to hold the land of Tolkien, Narnia and Harry Potter to a different standard.

Luckily, Neil Gaiman was born to play the role of English fantasy writer. The author of the beloved “Sandman” graphic novels, and regular novels like “American Gods” and “Stardust,” is coming Wednesday to speak at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

He lives outside Minneapolis, instead of in some thousand-year-old Northumbrian castle. But otherwise, he's the real thing and a terrific speaker. Gaiman will be talking about “Stardust,” to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the acclaimed fantasy novel, which was made into an excellent movie in 2007 (starring Claire Danes and Robert De Niro). But, most likely, he'll be talking quite a bit about everything he's done, from comics to children's books, to whichever one's in his mind.

Admission is $15 to $30; $10 for students. Tickets are available from the Pittsburgh Arts & Lecture Series. Details: 412-622-8866 or www.pittsburghlectures.org.

Michael Machosky is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at mmachosky@tribweb.com or 412-320-7901.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Hax: Pregnant sister is off her rocker over alleged chair-breaking incident
  2. Agent: Polamalu undecided whether to play in 2015
  3. Ex-wife of late Argentine prosecutor: Death was a homicide
  4. Penguins notebook: Road trip increases in difficulty
  5. Roadwork detailed for Pittsburgh’s East Ohio Street
  6. Beistel overcomes nerves, 1st-round opponent at PIAA Class AA tournament
  7. Mt. Lebanon deer-culling corrals sprayed with urine, repellent
  8. Federal jury says gas company shorted owners on royalties
  9. Starkey: In defense of Mel Kiper Jr.
  10. Drug charges filed against Monaca mother, daughter in teen’s death
  11. Seneca Valley special-needs student left on bus