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UA Presents Prize-Winning Fantasy Writer Gaiman at Bama Theatre

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Neil Gaiman, the award-winning author of the fantasy novels “The Graveyard Book,” “Coraline,” “Stardust,” “American Gods” and “Anansi Boys,” will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa. The reading is free and open to the public. Please go to this Web site for free tickets: http://www.uacreativecampus.org/events/evening-neil-gaiman.

The reading is presented by The University of Alabama’s Creative Campus, in conjunction with UA’s Office of Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and the Bankhead Visiting Writers Series.

Gaiman is noted for writing DC Comics’ “Sandman” series, as well as the screenplay for the Robert Zemeckis film “Beowulf.” He won the Newbery Medal for his novel for children “The Graveyard Book,” as well as the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, British SF and International Horror Guild awards. His novels “Coraline” and “Stardust” were adapted into feature films. Born and raised in England, Gaiman now lives near Minneapolis. His Web site is at www.neilgaiman.com.

Under the auspices of UA’s Office of Academic Affairs, Creative Campus is a collaborative system connecting students, faculty, and community to nurture innovative thinkers who turn ideas into action.  Creative Campus seeks to serve as a hub of collaboration and creative activity at The University of Alabama.  At the heart of Creative Campus is the undergraduate and graduate intern program.  For more information on Creative Campus, visit www.creativecampus.ua.edu.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.