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Personal History

Neil Gaiman is a prolific writer. He is widely known for his work on the popular Sandman series under the Vertigo imprint for DC. He is also an award-winning writer, whose works include the novels "American Gods", "Anansi Boys", and "The Graveyard Book" among others, including ones illustrated by Dave McKean and Charles Vess. He has had two movies based on his novels: "Stardust" and "Coraline". He also wrote the screenplays for "MirrorMask", "Beowulf", and the BBC Mini-Series "Neverwhere" which he then adapted into a book.

Professional History

Neil Gaiman's first mainstream work for DC Comics was the prestige format Black Orchid limited series. Gaiman is more famous however for the creation of the Sandman and the mythos of the Dreaming.

  • In February, 2010, the movie Coraline, based on Neil's book of the same name, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Coraline (movie) has also won a Children’s BAFTA and has been nominated for a Golden Globe [1]
  • The Graveyard Book won the 2009 Hugo and Newbery Awards, as well as a Locus Award for best YA novel. It was also shortlisted for the World Fantasy and Locus Awards for Best Science Fiction Novel.
  • In 2008, Neil's movie Stardust won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.
  • Anansi Boys reached the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list, and won both the Locus and British Fantasy Awards in 2006.
  • American Gods won the Bram Stoker award for Best Novel in 2001.


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