Neil Gaiman

Here Is Amanda Palmer’s David Bowie Memorial Cover EP, Feat. John Cameron Mitchell and Anna Calvi

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Dresden Doll/solo artist Amanda “Fucking” Palmer and multi-instrumentalist Jherek Bischoff have teamed up with British guitar virtuoso/brooding vocalist Anna Calvi, Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘s John Cameron Mitchell, and novelist/husband Neil Gaiman for a “flash Bowie tribute” EP — so flash, in fact, that it began immediately following Bowie’s death, and is available to stream.
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A Brief But Complete History of Sherlock Holmes

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The below essay doubles as the introduction to The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Holmes tales ever assembled, one that includes an array of surprising writers, from P.G. Wodehouse and August Derleth to Neil Gaiman and Anne Perry. In the essay, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler, who also put the book together, illuminates the life and times of Arthur Conan Doyle’s “universally beloved” creation (except he was not so beloved, as you’ll see, by Conan Doyle himself) with humor and thoroughness. Even diehard Holmes fans are likely to find something here they never knew about the great detective.
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Visit These Real-Life Literary Horror Houses

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The former home of horror icon H.P. Lovecraft is up for rent. We feature the apartment mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, below. Every writer needs a place to call home — preferably one that can shelve an infinite number of books. To get into the spirit of the spooky season, we searched for the homes of some of horror literature’s finest authors to see where they get their inspiration and penned some of their most famous works.
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10 Famous Authors’ Favorite TV Shows

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In an era when it’s impossible to open a web browser without stumbling across another “Is television the new novel?” piece, we couldn’t help but wonder, Carrie Bradshaw-style, just what our favorite writers watch in their spare time.
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50 of the Greatest Summer Reads of All Time

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Summer reading lists: everyone’s got ’em. But what makes an ideal summer read? It sort of depends on who you are and what you’re doing, but here are a few suggestions: something light, something funny, something sun-drenched and atmospheric, something to travel with, something that will hold your attention no matter what’s going on around you, something exciting — but still literary.
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