Dragons are good for the economy

You may call it genre-bending or genre-defying or doing away with genre-snobbery, Gaiman and Ishiguro had this most fantastic conversation which you cannot afford to miss.

Stories are interesting in that way. They sometimes just emerge, after some mysterious kind of hibernation period. You can never tell what is going to be one of these long-lived creatures and what isn’t. It would be interesting to think, if stories are creatures, whether some of them are actually deceitful creatures. Some of them would be deeply sly and untrustworthy, and some of them would be very uplifting.

There is so much to love about this conversation which actually comes as a part of a New Statesman special issue edited by Gaiman and Palmer.

The issue was to have a special cover designed by Art Spiegelman but alas.