atlantisrises:

neil-gaiman:

n0wens:

Rattle his bones

Over the stones

It’s only a pauper

Who nobody owns

Words taken from Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book - one of my absolute favourites. I had the poem inscribed on a set of four rings.

neil-gaiman

Wow.

This is gorgeous. Also, I’ve been curious about something for a long time: where is that poem/song originally from? I know it appears in Ulysses but Joyce didn’t write it either…

When I was writing The Graveyard Book, I found it listed as a nursery rhyme in a book on English funeral customs through the ages. (Which one? I don’t know. I had a lot of funeral/graveyard books.) It may have originated with The Pauper’s Drive by Thomas Noel, although the way that Noel quotes it in the poem, it may well be that his refrain was borrowed from something already current. Many people, from Joyce to Morrissey, have used it, or bits of it.

n0wens:

Rattle his bones

Over the stones

It’s only a pauper

Who nobody owns

Words taken from Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book - one of my absolute favourites. I had the poem inscribed on a set of four rings.

neil-gaiman

Wow.

masochismtango:

neil-gaiman:

The glorious Chris Riddell cover to THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE, my strange (but Locus Award winning) story about an almost Snow White and a kind of Sleeping Beauty. Coming out from Bloomsbury the week of Hallowe’en.
View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay 

IS THIS THE STORY THAT NEIL GAIMAN READ TO US TWO YEARS AGO AT BARD COLLEGE!?!?!?!?!

One and the same, although what I read you was the first draft, and this is the (Locus Award winning) second draft…

masochismtango:

neil-gaiman:

The glorious Chris Riddell cover to THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE, my strange (but Locus Award winning) story about an almost Snow White and a kind of Sleeping Beauty. Coming out from Bloomsbury the week of Hallowe’en.

View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay

IS THIS THE STORY THAT NEIL GAIMAN READ TO US TWO YEARS AGO AT BARD COLLEGE!?!?!?!?!

One and the same, although what I read you was the first draft, and this is the (Locus Award winning) second draft…

moth-stories:

#MothSelfie! With Catherine Burns, Lynn Ferguson, Andrew Solomon, Neil Gaiman and Meg Bowles peeking up in front. 
We were dazzled by the brilliant storytelling and can’t wait to come back to London for more! #TheMothLDN

Love this Moth Selfie. About to go on last night…

moth-stories:

#MothSelfie! With Catherine Burns, Lynn Ferguson, Andrew Solomon, Neil Gaiman and Meg Bowles peeking up in front. 

We were dazzled by the brilliant storytelling and can’t wait to come back to London for more! #TheMothLDN

Love this Moth Selfie. About to go on last night…

The glorious Chris Riddell cover to THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE, my strange (but Locus Award winning) story about an almost Snow White and a kind of Sleeping Beauty. Coming out from Bloomsbury the week of Hallowe’en.View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay

The glorious Chris Riddell cover to THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE, my strange (but Locus Award winning) story about an almost Snow White and a kind of Sleeping Beauty. Coming out from Bloomsbury the week of Hallowe’en.

View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay

asker

blackabsynthe asked: Dear mr. Gaiman, how do you cope with failure/making mistakes? I keep thinking that my mistakes are closely linked to my value as a person and therefore I am scared of doing anything in case i mees it up. Do you have any advice? Thanks for your time!

I keep making mistakes. I hope I learn from them. I hope I’ll keep making them until I die. They mean I’m out there doing something.

asker

mikey-ways-eyebrows asked: Mr. Gaiman, have you ever considered a career in erotic fiction?

Nope. 

asker

notthesideeffectofthecocaine asked: Hello Mr Gaiman, recently i saw you in that Kate Bush documentary and I wanted to ask how did you end up in it? Does she have such a big influence on your wok? By the way it was nice to see you and other artists who i adore like Brett Anderson or David Gilmour in it

I got an email from the director asking if they could interview me the next time I was in the UK. So I said yes.