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Neil Gaiman The prince of stories

  • Sara Veal

    CONTRIBUTOR

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 3 2010   /  04:02 pm

He's transformed Death into a likable young woman and conjured a happy childhood for an orphan raised by ghosts in a graveyard. Unsurprisingly, Neil Gaiman is unafraid of dying. "If my plane goes down tomorrow, I'm in great shape, I'm not going to go down going, god, wouldn't it have been good if I'd just had cool kids, or written a good children's book, or made a movie or something like that, because I've done all that stuff... I've had this amazing life." The 49-year-old British author was at the last Singapore Writers' Festival, along with American rock star girlfriend Amanda Palmer, of Dresden Dolls' fame, where he treated more than 1,000 fans to three Q&As and two mammoth signing sessions, and spoke with The Jakarta Post about his creative collaborations, including the project with Palmer that resulted in their romance. With his dishevelled hair and all-black clot...