The Worlds of Terry Pratchett: Neil Gaiman and Rob Wilkins - event screening
Saturday 2nd December 2023
In conjunction with the touring Fantasy: Realms of Imagination exhibition by the British Library.
This is a streamed event at Farnborough Library showcasing a talk produced by the British Library.
A special celebration of the remarkable creative life of Sir Terry Pratchett, forty years after the publication of the first Discworld novel The Colour of Magic. Soon after the book was published, it inspired a young journalist Neil Gaiman to meet Terry, beginning a long collaborative friendship that was epitomised by their joint novel Good Omens, which appeared in 1990. The TV version of Good Omens was created by Neil Gaiman, with the first season on screen in 2019 and the second earlier this year.
Neil is joined Terry Pratchett’s biographer and former assistant Rob Wilkins, in a conversation hosted by Kat Brown.
Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and creator of books, graphic novels, short stories, film and television for all ages, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The View from the Cheap Seats. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner Awards. American Gods, based on the 2001 novel, is now a critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated TV series, and he was the writer and showrunner for the mini-series adaptation of Good Omens, based on the book he co-authored with Sir Terry Pratchett. Gaiman was an Executive Producer and co-showrunner for Netflix’s TV adaptation of his Sandman comic book series, and he is developing the TV adaptation of his novel Anansi Boys. In 2017 Gaiman became a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Originally from England, he lives in the United States, where he is a Professor in the Arts at Bard College.
Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015) is the internationally bestselling author of dozens of books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where’s My Cow? his Discworld book for “readers of all ages” was also a New York Times bestseller. Pratchett received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010. With more than 100 million books sold worldwide in 43 languages, Pratchett was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s.
Price: £3.00 each