Neil Gaiman Lands Deal For a Book On Norse Mythology

By Maryann Yin 

Neil Gaiman Portrait (GalleyCat)Neil Gaiman has signed a deal with W.W. Norton. He has been writing his own version of Norse myths for a new collection.

Here’s more from The New York Times: “The book will explore the nine Norse worlds, which are populated by elves, fire demons, the Vanir gods, humans, dwarves, giants and the dead. There are ice giants and elves, familiar deities like Thor, Odin (the wise and occasionally vengeful highest god) and Loki (the giant trickster), and a frightening doomsday scenario, Ragnarok, where the gods fight a fire giant with a flaming sword in an apocalyptic, world-ending battle.”

Gaiman has become well-known for writing Norse mythology-inspired stories; his popular novel American Gods was released back in 2001 and his children’s book Odd and the Frost Giants came out in 2008. Last night, he posted a message on Facebook and revealed that he been working on this project since 2011. The publication date for Norse Mythology has been set for February 07, 2017. (via Neil Gaiman’s Twitter page)