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Neil Gaiman on making art, mistakes and his 'View from the Cheap Seats'

Neil Gaiman on making art, mistakes and his 'View from the Cheap Seats'

Neil Gaiman is as big a rock star as you’ll find in the literary world, and not just because he’s close friends with actual rock star Tori Amos or married to Amanda Palmer, one half of rock duo the Dresden Dolls. He’s a rock star because he succeeds at just about everything he does. In the ‘90s, he was known mostly as the guy who made one of the greatest comics of all time: “The Sandman.” That would be enough for most people, a career-defining feat, but as Dylan had to go electric, Gaiman had to cross over into the literary world.

Soon his novels were garnering as much praise and fandom as his comics: “Stardust,”...

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