Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

By Neil Gaiman
Read by Neil Gaiman


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Runtime: 0.83 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A stunning and timely creative call-to-arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman.

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”—Neil Gaiman

Drawn from Gaiman’s trove of published speeches, poems, and creative manifestos, Art Matters is an embodiment of this remarkable multi-media artist’s vision—an exploration of how reading, imagining, and creating can transform the world and our lives.

Art Matters bring together four of Gaiman’s most beloved writings on creativity and artistry:

  • “Credo,” his remarkably concise and relevant manifesto on free expression, first delivered in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings
  • “Make Good Art,” his famous 2012 commencement address delivered at the Philadelphia University of the Arts
  • “Making a Chair,” a poem about the joys of creating something, even when words won’t come
  • “On Libraries,” an impassioned argument for libraries that illuminates their importance to our future and celebrates how they foster readers and daydreamers.

Art Matters is a stirring testament to the freedom of ideas that inspires us to make art in the face of adversity, and dares us to choose to be bold.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Neil Gaiman is best known for his fictional creations, but he’s no slouch in the nonfiction department…Not only invaluable, but engrossing.” NPR on The View from the Cheap Seats



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Author Bio: Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the author of several #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Norse Mythogy, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and Anansi Boys, and others, as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. His novel American Gods aired as a TV series in 2017. Originally from England, he lives in the United States, where he is a professor at Bard College.

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Author Bio: Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is the co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, with Paul Stewart. He is an award winning illustrator of many children’s books including the Pirate Diary. He is also the political cartoonist for the Observer.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 0.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English