Neil Gaiman is much in the news today after the announcement yesterday that his The Graveyard Book won the American Library Association's Newberry Medal. In The Washington Post a story on Gaiman, In Fine Spirits, leads the Style section. He is also featured in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times' book blog, Jacket Copy.
Gaiman is a frequent participant in The National Book Festival on the Mall in Washington. And he's popular, annually attracting the longest lines of the event. A few years ago Gaiman signed for an hour without seeming to reduce the line of fans. He left, I think to speak and perhaps to grab a bit of lunch, only to return in the afternoon and to continue signing for another hour.