Neil Gaiman

Dear everyone at the Woodford Folk Festival,

I'm afraid I'm not going to be there for my reading on Wednesday. I'll be in bed in Melbourne recovering from bronchitis instead.

But Amanda Palmer has offered to both MC & unleash her famed Neil Gaiman Impression, with a number of Mysterious Guest Neils.

So Amanda and her Legion of Substitute Neils will read the things I would have read and say the things I would have said, and generally be a lot more articulate than I am capable of being this week.

Stories of Heat and of Cold. Poems. Songs. Things both published and un-.

And I'm really sorry!


Neil started his career as a journalist in the early 1980s. Soon he began writing comics, including the award-winning and enormously influential Sandman series, and met Terry Pratchett with whom he wrote Good Omens. Since then he has become the multi-award winning, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of over a dozen beloved books for adults and children including American Gods (now an Emmy-nominated TV Series) Coraline and Stardust (two of several works adapted for film) as well as an award-winning scriptwriter for Doctor Who and cameo feature in cartoon form on The Simpsons, Arthur, and in real life on The Big Bang Theory. In 2017 Neil became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee agency. Originally from England, he lives in the USA where he is a Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

Neil Gaiman Reads, On the Hilltop

Story spinner, myth maker and word-weaver Neil Gaiman opens up the Hilltop to the glory of a tale told well. Join one of the world’s most innovative, imaginative and charismatic storytellers during the first sunset of the New Year.

Wed, Jan 015:30PMHilltop