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Neil Gaiman is looking forward to seeing Seattle again. "It's always been one of my favorite places," said the author by phone, retreating into a back garden so he wouldn't disturb his wife, musician Amanda Palmer. "Pike Place Market is one of those places that, whenever I come back to Seattle, I come back to nervously to see if they've torn it down or if they've simply changed the character of the place beyond recognition. And so far, neither of those things has happened."
Character is a quality to which Gaiman is particularly attuned. He's the author of some of the most important science fiction and fantasy of our lifetime—Coraline, The Sandman, Stardust, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book to name just a few. His novel American Gods is about to debut as a series on Starz, and his latest book, Norse Mythology, came out in early February. He'll be reading from his works on April 2 at Benaroya Hall.Read article »