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LIVE: Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer @ Bard College, 9/5/12

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

Review by Greg Haymes

“This evening has been gloriously odd,” remarked author Neil Gaiman toward the end of his 75-minute reading at Bard College’s Fisher Center in Annandale-On-Hudson earlier this month.

The renowned sci-fi/fantasy writer found himself temporarily living in the Hudson Valley recently, while his wife, provocative rocker Amanda Palmer, was in residency at Bard College developing video and the stage show for the tour in support of her new album, “Theatre Is Evil.” So, he apparently decided that it was the perfect time and place for an out-of-town try-out for a new short story that he had finished just five or six days earlier.

“It’s a fairy story,” he explained. “It’s the first time I’ve done a big sort-of fairy-story reinvention probably since I wrote a story called ‘Snow, Glass, Apples’ a while ago (1994). I wrote the story, and I thought, ‘Good. That’s my story written in first draft. I wonder if it works?’ And I realized that I had absolutely no idea.”

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And I hope that somewhere in the next year you surprise yourself…

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Neil Gaiman gave an absolutely perfect benediction for the New Year at Symphony Hall in the first moments of 2010:

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