World famous fantasy author Neil Gaiman is heading to Inverness on 28 August as part of the launch tour of his new book The Ocean at the End of the Lane. The Reading Room’s August meeting is on Tuesday 27th and we are hosting a charity event in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support as part of Chris Powici of Northwords Now ‘s ‘Poet on a Bike’ tour.. Wouldn’t it be great if we could persaude Neil to drop in on us here before he goes to Inverness? How much money do you think we could raise if we had Neil to read and talk about his first adult novel in 8 years? Answer is a hell of a lot……….
We have talked about inviting Neil to the Reading Room before, mailed his website but got no reply. We have tweeted him today so, fingers crossed and watch this space. Does anyone remember Suzy’s wonderful reading of his short story Snow, Glass and Apples at the Hallowe’en do -we’ll post the photos.