Neil Gaiman (Photograph Courtesy of MasterClass)Art Spiegelman (Credit Enno Kapitza-Agentur Focus)

The Orange County Library System is currently celebrating 100 years of service here in Central Florida and as part of its ongoing festivities, it will be hosting an event with acclaimed authors and culture-movers, Neil Gaiman and Art Spiegelman, on November 6, 2023. And it’s open to the public.

New York Times bestselling author, Neil Gaiman, is responsible for creating some of the best stories in the past few decades, including American Gods, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Sandman series of graphic novels. He’s won a dragon’s horde of awards including the Bram Stoker, Nebula and Hugo Awards, and the Heart of the Mountain, and his work has been adapted for film, television, radio, and stage, and he was recently named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine.


Art Spiegelman is the creator of Maus, Breakdowns, and In the Shadow of No Towers, and is an outspoken champion of comic books and freedom of speech. His work, Maus, was the first graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and details his father’s experiences surviving the Holocaust.

“To cap off our 100 Year Celebration, we really wanted to do something special for Orlando,” said Steve Powell, Library Director/CEO of the Orange County Library System. “I can’t think of a better way than to bring not just one, but two, outstanding authors of popular literature and graphic novels to Steinmetz Hall. We are grateful to the Friends of the Orange County Library System for underwriting this event. I hope it’s the first of many memorable author events to come.”

The event is scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. Monday, November 6, at the Steinmetz Hall in the Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Arts. Tickets will go on sale HERE on Friday, August 11. A limited number of signed copies of select books by the authors will be available for sale at the event.  

Brendan O'Connor

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