The Hot Seat: Neil Gaiman | Time Out New York

Category: Literature
Publication: Time Out New York

Neil Gaiman: The British author draws on punk rock and Twitter for his inspiration

“I suspect there are two kinds of novelists. Those who have a point of view and have something to say and then write a novel in order to say that thing, and those of us who write the book in order to find out what we think about that thing. For me, American Gods was a way of making sense of America the first time, and I think if I go back and do American Gods 2, that will be my way of making sense of what America has become, post 9/11 and post post 9/11, a peculiar world in which some things have changed, some things are fragmenting and some things have normalized.” —Neil Gaiman

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