An Evening with Neil Gaiman - Neil Gaiman - 05/15/2022 - 8:00pm

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

"I make things up and write them down" is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art. Today, as one of the most celebrated, best-selling writers of our time, his popular and critically acclaimed works bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. In his live event, “An Evening with Neil Gaiman” he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman.”


** This is a ticketed event presented in partnership with FPC Live. ** A limited number of advance tickets to this event can still be purchased online.


Thank you for your interest in our upcoming event, An Evening with Neil Gaiman. All of the Wisconsin Book Festival tickets have been claimed. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you to another event in the future. The Wisconsin Book Festival provided 250 free tickets to An Evening with Neil Gaiman to Wisconsin Book Festival. Attendees were able to request up to 4 tickets to the event. The Wisconsin Book Festival made every effort to group tickets together. Please note that this was not possible for every request. We asked that you only sign up for tickets that you are firmly committed to using. Tickets may not be resold on secondary market websites.


Doors will open at 6:30 PM. There will not be a book signing associated with this event.

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman was born in Hampshire, UK, and now lives in the United States near Minneapolis. As a child he discovered his love of books, reading, and stories, devouring the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Branch Cabell, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Moorcock, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe, and G.K. Chesterton. A self-described "feral child who was raised in libraries," Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading: "I wouldn't be who I am without libraries. I was the sort of kid who devoured books, and my happiest times as a boy were when I persuaded my parents to drop me off in the local library on their way to work, and I spent the day there. I discovered that librarians actually want to help you: they taught me about interlibrary loans."


Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere (1995), Stardust (1999), the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning American Gods (2001), Anansi Boys (2005), and Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett, 1990), as well as the short story collections Smoke and Mirrors (1998) and Fragile Things (2006)His first collection of short fiction, Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions, was nominated for the UK's MacMillan Silver Pen Awards as the best short story collection of the year. Most recently, Gaiman was both a contributor to and co-editor with Al Sarrantonio of Stories (2010), and his own story in the volume, The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains, has been nominated for a number of awards. American Gods has been released in an expanded tenth anniversary edition, and there is an HBO series in the works.