Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Neil Gaiman on Tour with American Gods

I can't believe it was 10 years ago that I read American Gods by the incredible Neil Gaiman, but apparently time has flown by, and now Gaiman has come out with an anniversary edition and a tour. I would love to get the audiobook, and I am deeply envious of Nicole Quinn, who won a contest to record the audiobook and hang with Gaiman, who in addition to being brilliant is also a screamin' hottie.
The following is from Shelf Awareness today:

Neil Gaiman has another reason to celebrate: American Gods: The Tenth
Anniversary Edition (Morrow, $26.99, 9780062059888) goes on sale next
Tuesday, June 21. The commemorative volume includes a bonus for readers:
Gaiman's preferred text--12,000 words of content that did not appear in
the original--along with an introduction by him.

A simultaneous audiobook (HarperAudio, $34.99, 9780062101914) features a
portion of text read by scriptwriter Nicole Quinn, who had the chance to
contribute after being tops in a contest. (Coaching by Gaiman and a trip
to New York City to do the recording were also part of the prize.) The
award-winning fantasy tale about a war on Earth between old gods and
new, centering on the adventures of an ex-convict named Shadow, is
currently in development as an HBO miniseries.

Gaiman's American Gods Tenth Anniversary Tour kicks off on publication
day with a double header. Although an evening appearance at the 92nd
Street Y in New York City is sold out, fans can catch him online that
afternoon. A conversation between Gaiman and author Kurt Andersen will
be broadcast on LiveStream.com, after which he'll answer questions from
fans via social media. The popular storyteller has nearly 1.6 million
followers on Twitter (@neilhimself http://www.shelf-awareness.com/ct/uz3642037Biz11228329).
Click here http://www.shelf-awareness.com/ct/uz3642037Biz11228330
for Gaiman's full tour schedule.

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