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Neil Gaiman

Writer

Biography

English writer Neil Gaiman is highly acclaimed for his genre-bending works and is prolific across a wide variety of platforms. He is credited as a creator of the modern comic.

Gaiman was born in Hampshire. His many collaborations with artist Dave McKean have include the groundbreaking series Sandman, winner of nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, three Harvey Awards and the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. He writes for all ages, his books for children including Coraline (winner of British Science Fiction, Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker and American Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla awards), The Graveyard Book (winner of the Booktrust Prize for Teenage Fiction, the Newbery Medal, the Locus Young Adult Award and the Hugo Best Novel Prize), M is for Magic, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The Wolves in the Walls and Crazy Hair (illustrated by McKean and shortlisted for a Greenaway Award). His writing for adults includes Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods (winner of Hugo and Nebula awards), Anansi Boys, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett) and the short story collections Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things.

Gaiman’s work in film and television include screenplays for the BBC television series Neverwhere and McKean’s film Mirrormask, and cowriting the screenplay for Robert Zemeckis’s film Beowulf. He produced Matthew Vaughn’s film Stardust and has written and directed A Short Film About John Bolton and Statuesque.