Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman
Gaiman in 2007
BornNeil Richard Gaiman
(1960-11-10) 10 November 1960 (age 58)
Portchester, Hampshire, England
OccupationNovelist, graphic novelist and screenwriter
NationalityBritish
Period1980s–present
GenresFantasy, horror, science fiction, dark fantasy
Notable work(s)The Sandman, Neverwhere, American Gods, Stardust, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Spouse(s)


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Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman[4] (/ˈɡmən/;[5] born Neil Richard Gaiman; 10 November 1960)[6] is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and movies. His known works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

He has won many awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008).

In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.[7]

Gaiman is married to Amanda Palmer. He lives in Wisconsin and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has a son and two daughters by his ex-wife.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gaiman Interrupted: An Interview with Neil Gaiman (Part 2)" conducted by Lawrence Person, Nova Express, Volume 5, Number 4, Fall/Winter 2000, page 5.
  2. Abbey, Cherie D. (ed.) (2010). Biography Today General Series. Omnigraphics Inc. pp. 90–91. ISBN 978-0-7808-1058-7.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. "Neil Gaiman". Saturday Live.
  4. Born as Neil Richard Gaiman, with "Mackinnon" added on the occasion of his marriage to Amanda Palmer. "Wedding: Palmer — Gaiman", Lexington Minuteman, 14 January 2011, archived from the original on 12 October 2013
  5. "Author Name Pronunciation Guide – Neil Gaiman". Teachingbooks.net. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  6. Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010.
  7. Press Association (26 December 2013). "Neil Gaiman novel wins Book of the Year". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 December 2013.

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