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Neil Gaiman: the Prospect interview

The cult author discusses his new anthology, the art of the short story, the future of the author, what went wrong in the 1980s, and why life is always going to be stranger than fiction

By Tom Chatfield   June 2010

Neil Gaiman, born in England in 1960 and now resident in America, is one of the world’s best known science fiction and fantasy writers. The author of numerous short stories, graphic novels, films and novels, including The Sandman series, American Gods, Stardust, Coraline, Anansi Boys and The Graveyard Book, he’s also a pioneer of literary blogging and boasts over 1.4m Twitter followers.

To mark the publication on 15th June of the anthology Stories (Headline Review, £18.99), a collection of stories selected jointly by Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, Prospect‘s arts and books editor Tom Chatfield met with him in London…

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