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Awesome Author Essays (Mostly Neil Gaiman)

“Once More to the Lake” – E.B. White

“Here Is a Lesson in Creative Writing” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Notes of a Native Son” – James Baldwin

 “The Invisible Made Visible” – David Rakoff

“The Death of a Moth” – Virginia Woolf

“Shooting an Elephant” — George Orwell

“The Braindead Megaphone” – George Saunders


Gaiman Essays:

The Bride of Frankenstein 

Terry Pratchett: An Appreciation

Neil Gaiman on Dave McKean by Neil Gaiman

All Books Have Genders by Neil Gaiman (February, 2001)

How Dare You by Neil Gaiman (March, 2001)

SIMCITY by Neil Gaiman

Where do you get your ideas? by Neil Gaiman (1997)

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett at EosCon IV, 2001

“Some Strangeness in the Proportion: The Exquisite Beauties of Edgar Allan Poe.”

 

Terry Pratchett: An Appreciation

Available at Gaiman’s site
Posted May 2004

An Introduction to Jonathan Carroll

Available at Carroll’s site 

The Myth of Superman

Available at Wired Magazine
Published June 2006 (with Adam Rogers)

Happily Ever After

Available at The Guardian
Published November 2007

Julius Schwartz Lecture at MIT

Available at Open Transcripts
Lecture given in May 2008; watch the video here.

A Nobody’s Guide to the Oscars

Available at The Guardian
Published March 2010

A Man Who Won’t Forget Ray Bradbury

Available at The Guardian
Published June 2012

Make Good Art

Available at The University of the Arts
Keynote address given to The University of the Arts Class of 2012

On Lou Reed

Available at The Guardian
Published October 2013

The Reading Agency Lecture 2013

Available at The Reading Agency
Lecture given October 2013

Let’s Talk About Genre: Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro in Conversation

Available at The New Statesman
Published May 2015

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant

Available at The New York Times
Published March 2015

Why I Love Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Available at The Guardian
Published May 2015

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