Neil Gaiman will be in Portsmouth, England, on Sunday as the city renames a road after his new novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
The author's first novel for adults since 2005's Anansi Boys, the modern fairy tale follows an unnamed man who returns to his childhood hometown for a funeral only to be caught up in events that began 40 years earlier. The book was published in June.
At 3 p.m. Sunday, the City of Portsmouth will hold a road-naming ceremony, where a bus lane west of Canoe Lake will be rechristened The Ocean at the End of the Lane, complete with road sign. That evening, Gaiman, a Portsmouth native, will appear at the Guildhall for an hour-long talked, followed by a book signing.
Gaiman returns to the world of the Dreaming this fall with the November debut of The Sandman: Overture, a six-issue miniseries with J.H. Williams III.(via GalleyCat)