Join two of the world’s most extraordinary creative minds as they explore the magic and wonder of storytelling with author and critic Erica Wagner.
When I was a child, adults would tell me not to make things up, warning me of what would happen if I did. As far as I can tell so far, it seems to involve lots of foreign travel and not having to get up too early in the morning. ― Neil Gaiman
Prepare to enter the extraordinary worlds of Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell.
From American Gods to the Sandman, Good Omens to The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman may be the most widely loved storyteller in the realm of the mythic and fantastical since JRR Tolkien. First known as a pioneer of the graphic novel medium, his accomplishments have swelled to include novels, film, television and radio; Tori Amos immortalised him in song and millions of readers from across the world follow him online.
A tour de force of artistic talent, illustrator Chris Riddell’s satirical cartoons are a familiar treat to readers of the Observer; while his many award-winning children’s books include the New York Times bestseller The Edge Chronicles and his award-winning Ottoline series.
In conversation with author, editor and critic Erica Wagner, Neil and Chris will explore the art of creative collaborations – from The Graveyard Book to their showstopping new picture book, Pirate Stew.
It’s an unmissable celebration of the power of human imagination from two of the most accomplished creative talents the British isles have ever produced.
This event takes place at 11am BST.