Neil Gaiman with Joe Hill

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Thursday, May 13, 2021
6:00pm PT/ 9pm ET 


Neil Gaiman
in conversation with Joe Hill

To celebrate the release of THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG:
Two Tales of
American Gods (Vinyl Edition + MP3)


This event premieres on May 13 at 6pm PT/9pm ET


Ticketing Options:
$220 includes a signed copy* of THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG: Two Tales of American Gods (limited edition and numbered vinyl+ MP3; includes shipping)
$245 for international orders
*Note: While all boxsets are numbered, only boxsets bought with this launch event ticketing option will have signed bookplates

$45 includes digital audiobook of AMERICAN GODS (International orders welcome)

$30 includes new paperback edition of AMERICAN GODS (includes shipping to US addresses)

** PLEASE NOTE: Books and vinyl boxset ships May 14, the day after our event. Audiobook is delivered via email on May 14 via email. 


Welcome to the world of AMERICAN GODS as you’ve never heard it before…
THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG: Two Tales of American Godsby Neil Gaiman, performed by a full cast

Live Talks Los Angeles is proud to host Neil Gaiman for a conversation to celebrate the release of two novellas set in the world of American Gods—now available exclusively as a vinyl boxset.

First published in 2001, Neil Gaiman’s AMERICAN GODS is the New York Times bestselling novel that told the story of Shadow, an ex-con whose life took an unexpected turn when he became bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster and rogue, “Mr. Wednesday.”

But Shadow’s story did not end with the last scene of AMERICAN GODS. In THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN, we follow Shadow to an isolated castle in Scotland, where he becomes embroiled in an ongoing battle between men and monsters. And in BLACK DOG, Shadow travels to a small village in England where he is befriended by a local couple with a dark past…and its ghosts.

This vinyl release is sure to be a collector’s item for fans with a limited print run of 2,500 numbered boxsets. The slide-in slipcase and all five LP jackets feature stunning original artwork by Miranda Meeks and the recordings are performed by an all-star cast helmed by Sir Derek Jacobi and featuring the return of Daniel Oreskes as Shadow and Maggi-MegReed as Bast. They are also accompanied by the talented voices of Michael Emerson, Marc Thompson, Peter Forbes, Katherine Kingsley, David Rintoul, Siobhan Redmon, Daniel Weyman, and Adjoa Andoh.

These brand-new recordings also come with the MP3 download of the full cast recording of American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition.  

At last, all of Shadow’s adventures in one place! 

Neil Gaiman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Fireman, NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box; Strange Weather, a collection of novellas; and the story collections Full Throttleand 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the Eisner Award-winning writer of a six-volume comic book series, Locke & Key. Much of his work has been adapted for film and TV, including NOS4A2 (AMC), Locke & Key (Netflix), and In the Tall Grass (Netflix).

We’re adding to our venues: The Alex Theatre in Glendale | Upcoming events: Burt Bacharach, Phil Jackson, Neil Gaiman

As we continue to grow Live Talks Los Angeles, we are happy to share that we will be producing some of our events at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale.  We have the following events scheduled at the Alex, with more to come. Ticket info in each of the links…

May 14 Burt Bacharach in conversation with Mitch Albom
discussing his memoir, Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music, 8pm

Jun 12 Phil Jackson in conversation with John Salley
discussing his memoir, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, 8pm

June 27 An Evening with Neil Gaiman 
in conversation with Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher, 8pm
discussing his new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane