British author Neil Gaiman is one of the most celebrated writers of our time and a passionate advocate for libraries. He is best known for his fantasy novels, including American Gods and Coraline, both of which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker and Locus awards; The Graveyard Book, for which he won the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) medals; and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, for which we won a 2013 National Book Award for Best British Book of the Year. Gaiman’s latest is a collection of short stories entitled Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Roz Chast’s brilliant cartoons have graced the pages of The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, and Mother Jones for more than 30 years. To date she has published nine compilations of her work, including the retrospective Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected and Health-Inspected Cartoons; bestselling children’s books, including The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z (with comedian Steve Martin); and the acclaimed memoir Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, which was a National Book Award finalist and the first graphic novel to win the National Book Critics Circle Award.
The 2015-16 William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series is presented by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation and its academic partner Case Western Reserve University. Funds raised by this series help support Cuyahoga County Public Library, the nation’s top-rated library system for six consecutive years.
Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series or placing an ad in our season program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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