“Libraries are as important as anything gets” – Neil Gaiman

“Libraries are as important as anything gets”. So says ‘feral child brought up by librarians’ author Neil Gaiman.

Richard Liddicoat was at Neil Gaiman’s press conference this afternoon, before Gaiman was set to take the stage – he is no doubt the golden boy of the New Zealand Post Writers and Readers Week with fans all abuzz.

Gaiman is an ardent library lover, and is about to be honorary chair of American National Library Week.  Even in depressiony, recessiony times, he says, your library is still there …
Listen to Neil here:

Neil is in New Zealand with his rock star girlfriend, the genius Amanda Palmer who is touring New Zealand.  She is playing at Al’s Bar in Christchurch on Tuesday 16 March. You’ve gotta love a woman who sings about Oasis, Guitar Hero and Leeds United, looks super hot at the Golden Globes – and graces the cover of Friday’s Press supplement!

Amanda is also working on a record called Amanda Palmer Down Under in which she’ll sing Oz and NZ related songs and collaborations.

Kia ora Neil and Amanda.

Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman

8 thoughts on ““Libraries are as important as anything gets” – Neil Gaiman

  1. Pete Sime 12 March 2010 / 4:20 pm

    I would love to listen to this, sadly the MP3 playback doohickey says “File not found”

  2. Susan Fraser 12 March 2010 / 4:34 pm


  3. Donna 12 March 2010 / 4:36 pm

    Sorry Peter and Susan it’s working now, hope you can have a listen.

  4. Richard 12 March 2010 / 5:22 pm

    Hi folks, if that whets your appetite there is more to come later following today’s session with Margo Lanagan and another session tomorrow.

  5. bronnypop 13 March 2010 / 9:04 am

    And as one who snuck in to the press conference, and then officially attended the Gaiman-Lanagan session, let me just say that the audio is well worth a listen, and that Neil Himself is everything and more that one was hoping for. I promise I will put digital pen to paper in the next couple of days so I can fangirl at leisure.

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