Saturday, May 1, 2021

John Higgs news, featuring Neil Gaiman

John Higgs has issued his latest newsletter, and particularly interesting this time is the online event for the launch of his new book about William Blake:

The online launch will be on May 27th at 7:30pm, and is hosted by the British Library. It features me being interviewed by Robin Ince, readings from Salena Godden as the Voice of Blake, a look at original Blake manuscripts with the British Library curator Alexandra Ault, and an extra special reading from the shining soul that is the poet, rapper and President of the Blake Society Kae Tempest.

If that's not enough, there will also be contributions from those imagination-soaked authors Neil Gaiman (in New Zealand) and David Keenan, talking about what Blake means to them.

When you are dealing with Blake there is always the pressure to go the extra mile and make something worthy of his name. As online book launches go, this is something well worth your time and I hope you'll join us. It's free for British Library members and people who buy the book, and a fiver for everyone else. You can book tickets and find more details here.

More here, including more British events in connection with the launch of William Blake Vs the World, out on June 1. 


No comments: