Tagged with “mythology” (3)
The prolific and multi-talented fantasy writer Neil Gaiman reads his modern fairy tale “Troll Bridge” and Broadway star Boyd Gaines performs a mystical tale by Jorge Luis Borges, “The Circular Ruins.” And the SELECTED SHORTS contest-winning story "Tender," by Carly Sachs, is read by Mary Brienza.
It’s 10 years since Neil Gaiman’s cult novel American Gods was published. The story centres on the adventures of Shadow, a prisoner let out a few days early due to the mysterious death of his wife, Laura.
Shadow embarks on a strange, scary, hallucinogenic road trip across the United States with the enigmatic Mr Wednesday.
The book reveals Mr Wednesday as an incarnation of Odin the All-Father, who is recruiting American manifestations of the Old Gods of ancient mythology.
The Guardian’s book club brought Neil Gaiman to the Edinburgh International Books festival to talk to John Mullan, and take questions from a lively audience