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An Evening with Armistead Maupin

Part of London Literature Festival

Join the Tales of the City author for an evening of his favourite tales on his first ever UK tour, in conversation with Neil Gaiman.

Much-loved author and LGBTQI+ activist Armistead Maupin has been blazing a trail through US popular culture since the 1970s, when his groundbreaking series Tales of the City was first published as a column in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The column, which recounted stories of a group of friends in San Francisco and included gay and trans characters, became a series of novels that was first adapted for TV in a Channel 4 miniseries in 1993.

Netflix recently released a much-anticipated sequel series, starring Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Ellen Page.

Maupin has won numerous awards, including the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle of New York, the Lambda Pioneer Award and the Visionary Award from the 2014 Outfest Legacy Awards.

Maupin is also the subject of a new documentary titled Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin.

He is in conversation with bestselling author Neil Gaiman, creator of Good Omens, which Gaiman recently adapted for the screen with Amazon Prime Video and the BBC.

Gaiman is creator of books, graphic novels, short stories, film and television for all ages, including Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated television adaptation of American Gods.

The recipient of numerous literary honours, he has written scripts for Doctor Who, had work adapted for film, television, radio and opera, and collaborated with authors and illustrators including Dave McKean and Chris Riddell. His Sandman series is established as one of the classic graphic novels.

In 2017, Gaiman became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

Presented with Fane Productions and Kilimanjaro.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


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