A new graphic novel from Sunday Times bestselling author of the National Book Awards Book of the Year, The Ocean At The End Of The Lane.
Beautifully illustrated by renowned artist Eddie Campbell, this is a four-colour edition of Neil Gaiman's award-winning novelette The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains- a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure.
The text of The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was first published in the collection Stories: All New Tales (Headline, 2010). This gorgeous full-colour illustrated book version was born of a unique collaboration between writer Neil Gaiman and artist Eddie Campbell, who brought to vivid life the characters and landscape of Gaiman's story.
In August 2010, The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was performed in the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House to a sell-out crowd - Gaiman read his tale live as Campbell's magnificent artwork was presented, scene by scene, on large screens. Narrative and art were accompanied by live music composed and performed especially for the story by the FourPlay String Quartet.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the acclaimed and award-winning author of the novels The Ocean at the End of the Lane, American Gods, Stardust, Anansi Boys and Neverwhere. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards, his work has been adapted for film, television, and radio, including Stardust (2007) and the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated animated feature film Coraline (2009). He also wrote The Graveyard Book, for which he is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work. He has written scripts for 'Doctor Who' and collaborated with Terry Pratchett, and The Sandman is already established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R. R. Martin says, 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman'.
Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him
Gaiman's achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true - The Times
Gaiman has a rich imagination...and an ability to tackle large themes