"Coraline" Author Neil Gaiman speaks at UCLA Live Feb. 4

Mon, February 1st, 2010 at 6:05pm PST | Updated: February 1st, 2010 at 9:32pm

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CBR News Team, Editor

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Often dubbed “the coolest man in literature” Neil Gaiman brings his unique personality to UCLA Live’s Royce Hall for an evening of pop-culture spoken word and fan interaction.

Long beloved by comic book fans for his stunning, mythological series Sandman published by DC Comics, Gaiman’s prolific 20-year career includes a bevy of comics, critically acclaimed novels, journalism and an award-winning website.

Two Gaiman-penned novels, Stardust (2007) and Coraline (2009) have been made into popular films, vaunting the author into increased fanboy limelight. His New York Times bestseller The Graveyard Book received the Newbery Medal.

Named in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, Gaiman is also the author of the novels Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, the Hugo-and Nebula-winning American Gods and several collections of short fiction. Originally from England, he now lives in Minneapolis.

Something of an uberblogger, Gaiman is known for embracing and interacting with his core audience via his own website (www.neilgaiman.com) and social networks like Twitter, including a recently announced project with BBC Audiobooks America to create a new audiobook drafted solely through Twitter posts instigated by an 140-character opening line written by Gaiman.

Fans and followers of this pop-culture icon have a unique opportunity to hear from the Gaiman live and in person.

Ticket Information

Single tickets for the performance on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4 at 8 p.m. are currently available for $24, $36 and $48 ($15 UCLA students).

They can be purchased online at www.UCLALive.org, by phone at 310-825-2101, in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at the southwest corner of the James West Alumni Center, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are offered at the same price to all students with a valid ID one hour prior to show time.

Click here for your chance to win two free tickets! Contest expires March 3rd at Midnight Pacific!

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