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Neil Gaiman

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NEILGAIMAN is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels NEVERWHERE, STARDUST,AMERICAN GODS, ANANSI BOYS (#1 NYT bestseller), and GOOD OMENS (with Terry Pratchett);the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the short story collections SMOKE ANDMIRRORS and FRAGILE THINGS.

He is also the author of books for readers of all agesincluding the #1 bestselling and Newbery Medal winning novel THE GRAVEYARD BOOK,the bestselling novels CORALINE and ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS; the short storycollection M is for MAGIC and the picture books THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS, THEDAY I SWAPPED MY DAD FOR TWO GOLDFISH, and CRAZY HAIR, illustrated by Dave McKean;THE DANGEROUS ALPHABET, illustrated by Gris Grimly; and BLUEBERRY GIRL, illustratedby Charles Vess.

He is the winner of numerous literary honors, includingthe Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy Awards, and the Newbery Medal. Originallyfrom England, he now lives in America.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy
Picture Books
   Crazy Hair (2009)
   Chu's Day (2013)
   Cinnamon (2017)
   Pirate Stew (2020)
Graphic Novels
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Series contributed to
Doctor Who : Thirteenth Doctor (with Chris Chibnall, Paul Cornell, Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss, Pete McTighe, Steven Moffat, Vinay Patel and Joy Wilkinson)
   Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown (2020)
Anthologies edited
   Ghastly Beyond Belief (1985) (with Kim Newman)
   Temps (1991) (with Alex Stewart)
   The Weerde Book 1 (1992) (with Mary Gentle and Roz Kaveney)
   Euro Temps (1992) (with Alex Stewart)
   The Weerde Book 2 (1993)
   Now We Are Sick (1994) (with Stephen Jones)
   The Dreaming (1999)
   Stories (2008) (with Al Sarrantonio)
   Shadow Show (2012) (with Eddie Campbell, Mort Castle, Dave Eggers, Harlan Ellison, Maria FrAihlich, Joe Hill, Alice Hoffman, Charles Paul Wilson III, Audrey Niffenegger, Sam Weller, Sam Wheeler and Charles Yu)
   Unnatural Creatures (2013)
Non fiction
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Short stories
The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1984)
Looking for the Girl (1985)
Luther's Villanelle (1989)
Vampire Sestina (1989)
We Can Get Them For You Wholesale (1989)
Babycakes (1990)
Cold Colours (1990)
Foreign Parts (1990)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1990) (with Charles Vess)World Fantasy
Nicholas Was... (1990)
Six to Six (1990)
Virus (1990)
Webs (1990)
Chivalry (1992)
Murder Mysteries [short story] (1992)
Mouse (1993)
Post-Mortem on Our Love (1993)
The Song of the Audience (1993)
Only the End of the World Again [short story] (1994)
Queen of Knives (1995)
The White Road (1995)
Eaten (Scenes from a Moving Picture) (1996)
The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories (1996)
The Flints of Memory Lane (1997)
The Price (1997)
Reading the Entrails: A Rondel (1997)
Changes (1998)
How Do You Think It Feels? (1998)
Shoggoth's Old Peculiar [short story] (1998)World Fantasy (nominee)
Tastings (1998)
The Wedding Present (1998)
Harlequin Valentine [short story] (1999)
Keepsakes And Treasures: a Love Story (1999)
Boys And Girls Together (2000)
Instructions [short story] (2000)

World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1991) : Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
World Fantasy Best Short Story winner (1991) : A Midsummer Night's Dream
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1994) : Angels and Visitations: A Miscellany
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1994) : Troll Bridge
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : Neverwhere
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1998) : Neverwhere
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (1998) : Stardust
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1999) : Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1999) : Shoggoth's Old Peculiar [short story]
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2001) : American Gods
Bram Stoker Best Novel winner (2002) : American Gods
Hugo Best Novel winner (2002) : American Gods
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2002) : American Gods
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2002) : American Gods
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (2003) : American Gods
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (2006) : Anansi Boys
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2006) : Anansi Boys
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Graveyard Book
Hugo Best Novel winner (2009) : The Graveyard Book
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2009) : The Graveyard Book
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (2009) : The Graveyard Book
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Graveyard Book
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (2010) : The Graveyard Book
British Book Award Book of the Year winner (2013) : The Ocean at the End of the Lane
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2014) : The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Ocean at the End of the Lane
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Books about Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman recommends
The Devil's Own Dear Son (1949)
James Branch Cabell
"[He] is a delightful author.. I like the sheer audacity and the scope [of his work]."
Moominpappa at Sea (1966)
(Moomintroll, book 8)
Tove Jansson
"A masterpiece."
Votan (1966)
(Photinus, book 1)
John James
"I don't know why it's not famous, I don't know why it's not beloved."
Unconquered Countries (1985)
Geoff Ryman
"Searing and Brilliant."
Finder (1994)
Emma Bull
"Emma Bull is really good."
Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving (1994)
Martin Millar
"I've been a fan of his work for almost twenty years."
Bikini Planet (2000)
David S Garnett
"Bikini Planet. Just these two words make me think of bikinis. And planets. Er, and David Garnett."
13 Phantasms (2000)
James P Blaylock
"Blaylock is a true one-of-a-kind original and a short story collection from him is a cause for celebration and rejoicing."
The Music of Razors (2001)
Cameron Rogers
"A nightmarishly imaginative debut from a writer of real assurance and vision... Cameron Rogers is going to go places."
The Fall of the Kings (2002)
(Swords of Riverside, book 3)
Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman
"The Fall of the Kings is, if possible, even better [than Swordspoint]--twistier and deeper."
Pattern Recognition (2002)
(Blue Ant Trilogy, book 1)
William Gibson
"PATTERN RECOGNITION is William Gibson's best book since he rewrote all the rules in NEUROMANCER. Gibson casts a master extrapolator's eye on our present, and shows it to us as if for the first time."
The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure (2003)
(Wraeththu Histories, book 1)
Storm Constantine
"I wouldn't swap her for a dozen Anne Rices!"
Finding Helen (2003)
Colin Greenland
"His prose is as flexible and dangerous as a rapier...his stories go for both the head and the heart'"
Low Red Moon (2003)
Caitlín R Kiernan
"A gift for language that borders on the scary."
Idlewild (2003)
(Idlewild, book 1)
Nick Sagan
"A genuine page turner... a rollercoaster ride of fusion fiction."
The Knight (2004)
(Wizard Knight, book 1)
Gene Wolfe
"Important and wonderful."
Nasty Book (2005)
(Nastybook, book 1)
Barry Yourgrau
"Very funny... and magnificently nasty."
Glass Soup (2005)
Jonathan Carroll
"Jonathan Carroll is a changer. He's one of the special ones, one of the few... He gives you his eyes to see with, and he gives you the world all fresh and honest and new."
The Neddiad (2007)
(Neddiad, book 1)
Daniel Pinkwater
"It's funny and tender and strange and impossible to describe. What Pinkwater does is magic and I'm grateful for it."
The Secret History of Moscow (2007)
Ekaterina Sedia
"A lovely, disconcerting book that does for Moscow what I hope my own Neverwhere may have done to London."
Little Brother (2008)
(Little Brother, book 1)
Cory Doctorow
"A wonderful, important book…I’d recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I’ve read this year, and I’d want to get it into the hands of as many smart thirteen-year-olds, male and female, as I can. Because I think it’ll change lives. Because some kids, maybe just a few, won’t be the same after they’ve read it. Maybe they’ll change politically, maybe technologically. Maybe it’ll just be the first book they loved or that spoke to their inner geek. Maybe they’ll want to argue about it and disagree with it. Maybe they’ll want to open their computer and see what’s in there. I don’t know. It made me want to be thirteen again right now, and reading it for the first time."
Token (2008)
Alisa Kwitney
"Alisa Kwitney is my guilty pleasure."
Half World (2009)
(Half World, book 1)
Hiromi Goto
"Half World is a haunting combination of a coming of age novel and a spiritual quest, a mad funhouse of horrors and a tale of redemption and love. Wonderfully odd and quite unforgettable."
The Language of Dying (2009)
Sarah Pinborough
"A beautiful story, honestly told."
Enchanted Glass (2009)
Diana Wynne Jones
"The best children's writer of the last forty years."
Luka and the Fire of Life (2010)
Salman Rushdie
"A beautiful book... It's like a bridge built between generations, fabulous and strange and from the heart."
The Coming Of Terraphiles (2010)
Michael Moorcock
"My debt to Michael Moorcock is unrepayable."
Queen of Kings (2011)
Maria Dahvana Headley
"So magical, so dark... a powerful work of the imagination, stalking the murky, dangerous territory between Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned and Robert Graves' I, Claudius."
Where on Earth (2012)
(Unreal and the Real, book 1)
Ursula K Le Guin
"A master of the craft."
The Buried Giant (2012)
Kazuo Ishiguro
"The Buried Giant does what important books do: It remains in the mind long after it has been read, refusing to leave, forcing one to turn it over and over ... Ishiguro is not afraid to tackle huge, personal themes, nor to use myths, history and the fantastic as the tools to do it. The Buried Giant is an exceptional novel."
Terra (2013)
(Terra Trilogy , book 1)
Mitch Benn
"I found myself thinking of Roald Dahl, Douglas adams and Terry Pratchett. Wise, funny, and above all, human."
An English Ghost Story (2014)
Kim Newman
"Compulsory reading...glorious."
Binti (2015)
(Binti, book 1)
Nnedi Okorafor
"Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her worlds open your mind to new things, always rooted in the red clay of reality. Prepare to fall in love with Binti."
Rabbit's Bad Habits (2016)
(Rabbit and Bear, book 1)
Jim Field and Julian Gough
"Send your Children to bed early so you can read it to them."
Roses and Rot (2016)
Kat Howard
"Kat Howard is a remarkable young writer."
Dark Tales (2016)
Shirley Jackson
"An amazing writer."
How to Stop Time (2017)
Matt Haig
"Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories."
You Should Come With Me Now (2017)
M John Harrison
"M. John Harrison moves elegantly, passionately, from genre to genre, his prose lucent and wise, his stories published as SF or as fantasy, as horror or as mainstream fiction. In each playing field, he wins awards, and makes it look so easy. His prose is deceptively simple, each word considered and placed where it can sink deepest and do the most damage."
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017 (2017)
Paula Guran
"Paula Guran is the grey eminence behind the world of horror. She is the secret mistress of the genre. Listen to her."
Finding Baba Yaga (2018)
Jane Yolen
"Jane Yolen is a phenomenon: a poet and a mythmaker, who understands how old stories can tell us new things. We are lucky to have her."
Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019)
(Dark Star Trilogy, book 1)
Marlon James
"Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it. A dangerous, hallucinatory, ancient Africa, which becomes a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter's. It's as deep and crafty as Gene Wolfe, bloodier than Robert E. Howard, and all Marlon James. It's something very new that feels old, in the best way. I cannot wait for the next installment."
Then Everything Went Wrong (2019)
(Hilo, book 5)
Judd Winick
"More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen."
The Migration (2019)
Helen Marshall
"Helen Marshall uses the fantastic to pry her way inside her readers ribcages and break us wide open."
The City We Became (2019)
(Great Cities Trilogy, book 1)
N K Jemisin
"A glorious fantasy, set in that most imaginary of cities, New York."
Night Train (2020)
David Quantick
"David Quantick is one of the best kept secrets in the world of writing. He's smart, funny and unique. You should let yourself in on the secret."
D (A Tale of Two Worlds) (2020)
Michel Faber
"Glorious. There is such personal and political outrage about the world. But what makes it feel like a Real Story, one that will be found and enjoyed and dreamed about for years to come, is D and a real person on the page. Her adventure and bravery as she attempts to restore a missing letter to the world is beautifully written and delightfully told. I loved it."
Not Sorry (2021)
Sarah Salway
"An astonishingly smart writer."
Anatomy (2022)
(Anatomy Duology, book 1)
Dana Schwartz
"Dana Schwartz is one of the brightest of the next generation of young writers. Irreverent, intelligent and smart."
The Kingdoms of Savannah (2022)
George Dawes Green
"The apotheosis of Southern Gothic Noir."
Stone Blind (2022)
Natalie Haynes
"Beautiful and moving."
Illuminations (2022)
Alan Moore
"Illuminations is a wonderful collection, brilliant and moving . . . Both mind-expanding and cosmic while utterly rooted in our urban reality, written in language that coruscates, concatenates and glitters . . . [It] refuses to leave your head after you've read it."
Random (2022)
Penn Jillette
"Penn Jillette is an atheist, triple-goddamned lunatic, and his book is a glorious Las Vegas lunatic paean to chance and adventure - a page-turning, scabrous, hilarious ride into randomness."

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