‘It’s hot in Melbourne and not just because of the temperature. Neil F*cking Gaiman is here.’ And so begins this one-hour long interview by Melbourne broadcaster Alicia Sometimes.
Gaiman and his wife Amanda Palmer are regular visitors to Australia where they both have a large and loyal fan base – late last year they announced on Twitter that they’d be making a surprise appearance at a city public library and over 400 people turned up.
In this hour long interview Gaiman gives a preview of his forthcoming novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and reads the book’s fifth chapter which he describes as ‘the shortest and nastiest chapter’ he has ever written.
He also discusses Dr Who, screenwriting, social media, Sandman and more. The session ends with Gaiman reading a poem he wrote for Australia Day.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane will be released on the 18th of June – pre-order it here.
Recorded on 24 January 2013 at the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia.