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An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style.

An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author’s experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Insightful, incisive, witty, and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores the issues and subjects that matter most to Neil Gaiman—offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and influential artists of our time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Full of devotion and erudition, this is also a glorious love letter to reading, to writing, to dreaming, to an entire genre.”

    Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

  • ““If this book came to you during a despairing night, by dawn you would believe in ideas and hope and humans again. This is a beautiful, beautiful book.”

    Caitlin Moran, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Gaiman’s paeans to books, libraries, and bookstores, which tellingly are grouped together at the start, are heartfelt gems that capture the joy of reading.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Gaiman’s prose reveals the relaxed intimacy of a cherished dinner partner and never loses sight of the big picture…Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Gaiman’s many fans will love this collection, which showcases the author’s wit, wisdom, and deep appreciation for art and the people who make it.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Neil Gaiman is widely acknowledged for his work as a writer, but his narration of this collection of his essays and speeches reminds listeners that he’s a charismatic performer as well. Gaiman’s tone ranges as his pieces do—reflective and affectionate when speaking about friends who have died, amused when speaking of his youth, and passionate when speaking on reading and the importance of genre fiction. His playful accents are a high point, as when he does a not-half-bad impersonation of Stephen King.”

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