Annotated Sandman by Leslie S. Klinger Takes Readers Deep Into Neil Gaiman’s Dark World

January 29, 2012
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The Annotated Sandman, Volume 1 edited by Leslie Klinger
The Annotated Sandman
Volume 1
(Virtigo/DC Comics, January 2012)

Leslie S. Klinger, editor of The Annotated Sandman
Leslie S. Klinger, a foremost
authority on Sherlock Holmes
and Dracula, and now on graphic
novelist Neil Gaiman

An exclusive Authorlink AUDIO interview with renowned annotator
Leslie S. Klinger on New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman
February 2012 Authorlink Edition

Leslie S. Klinger

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Stephen King has called #1 New York Times bestselling author and comic book icon Neil Gaiman a “treasure-house of story.”  Now Leslie S. Klinger, the master of annotated books, takes us inside Gaiman’s world in a massive book, titled The Annotated Sandman, Volume 1.

Les Klinger is one of the world's foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes and Dracula. Here he talks with Authorlink about working closely with Gaiman in his dark fantasy world, and about the characters Gaiman created in the Sandman series– from Death to Delirium to Dream (the comic’s gaunt, morose title character). We learn how seriously Neil Gaiman takes is work and discover the richness of the material through Klinger's annotatons.

Les is the editor of the three-volume collection The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, published by W. W. Norton in 2004 and 2005, which won the Edgar® Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work and was nominated for every other major award in the mystery genre. His 2008 work, the critically acclaimed The New Annotated Dracula, presents a similar in-depth examination of Bram Stoker’s haunting classic and its historical context. He has also edited or co-edited popular anthologies of Sherlockian studies and fiction, Victorian detective stories and classic vampire tales.

–Doris Booth

 

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This post was written by Doris Booth