Art Matters

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"I wouldn't be who I am without libraries. I was the sort of kid who devoured books, and my happiest times as a boy were when I persuaded my parents to drop me off in the local library on their way to work, and I spent the day there. I discovered that librarians actually want to help you: they taught me about interlibrary loans." Neil Gaiman

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A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell.  Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art. Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old.

Neil Gaiman is an author and creator who was born in Hampshire, UK. He currently lives in the United States just outside of Minneapolis. Gaiman began his career as a journalist and his first two books were biographies. He later turned to writing graphic novels in collaboration with artist Dave McKean. He is one of the greatest creators of modern comics and his works reach across all ages and genres. He has been profiled by The New Yorker Magazine and CBS News Sunday Morning. Gaiman also has a substantial film and television presence, having written screenplays and directed films. Some of his most notable literary works are Coraline, The Graveyard Book, American Gods, and Sandman.

Neil Gaiman's work has been honoured with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. His books and stories have also been honoured with Hugos, Nebulas, the World Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Awards, Locus Awards, British SF Awards, British Fantasy Awards, Geffens, Mythopoeic Awards, and numerous others.