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Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman
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Author, screenwriter and graphic novelist, Neil Gaiman, will be holding an evening at Portsmouth Guildhall this Sunday.

Credited as one of the top living postmodern writers, and winner of the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, his works include The Sandman, Coraline, Stardust, American Gods, a Douglas Adams biography, and two episodes of Doctor Who.

Neil, who was born in Portsmouth, currently lives in America with his wife, the singer Amanda Palmer.

The evening is celebrating the publication of his new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. It’s his first novel for adults since The Sunday Times best-seller, Anansi Boys, in 2005, and Neil will give an hour long talk.

The author will also be signing copies of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, plus one backlist title.

His appearance at the Guildhall will follow a road naming ceremony in his honour on the same day. The bus lane, west of Canoe Lake at Southsea, will be called The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Taking place at 3pm, it will be hosted by the Lord Mayor Lynne Stagg.

Tickets: £6 from Portsmouth Guildhall on (023) 9282 4355 or go to