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Neil Gaiman


UK (1960 - )

Neil Gaiman wrote the award-winning graphic novel series The Sandman, and with Terry Pratchett, the award-winning novel Good Omens. His first book for children, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, illustrated by Dave McKean, hasn't yet won any awards, but was one of Newsweek's Best Children's Books of 1997. Angels & Visitations, a small press story collection, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award and won the International Horror Critics Guild Award for Best Collection, despite not having any horror in it. Well, hardly any.

Born in England, he now makes his home in America, in a big dark house of uncertain location where he grows exotic pumpkins and accumulates computers and cats.
 
Novels
Good OmensNeverwhereStardustAmerican Gods
CoralineAnansi BoysOdd and the Frost GiantsThe Graveyard Book
The Ocean at the End of the LaneFortunately, the Milk
 
Omnibus
Neil Gaiman Young Readers' Collection
 
Collections
Angels and Visitations: A MiscellanyWarning: Contains LanguageSmoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and IllusionsMidnight Days
Two Plays for VoicesAdventures in the Dream TradeCreatures of the NightNoisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things . . .
Fragile Things: Short Fictions And WondersThe Neil Gaiman ReaderM Is for MagicBlueberry Girl
Sweet Justice: Selected Short Stories from the 2000 AD and Judge Dredd AnnualsAll Star Future ShocksDoctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 StoriesFantasy For Good: A Charitable Anthology
 
Plays
Murder Mysteries: A Play For VoicesMirrorMask: The Illustrated Film Script of the Motion Picture from the Jim Henson CompanyBeowulf: The Script BookSnow Glass Apples: A Play For Voices
 
Picture Books
Crazy HairChu's DayChu's First Day of School
 
Graphic Novels
Violent CasesBreakthroughBlack OrchidSignal to Noise
Death Talks About LifeThe Last TemptationThe Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. PunchThe Compleat Alice Cooper: Incorporating the Three Acts of Alice Cooper : the Last Temptation
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two GoldfishOnly the End of the World AgainHarlequin ValentineThe Wolves in the Walls
The Matrix Comics1602Mr. X Volume 2Melinda
MirrormaskEternalsNeil Gaiman and Charles Vess's StardustThe Facts In The Case Of The Departure Of Miss Finch
The Complete DeathThe Dangerous AlphabetCoraline (graphic novel edition)The Absolute Death
Mr. PunchHansel and GretelThe Children's Crusade
 
Novellas
Shoggoth's Old PeculiarInstructionsThe Truth Is a Cave in the Black MountainsThe Sleeper and The Spindle
 
Series contributed to
Miracleman: The Golden AgeApocrypha
 
The Books of Magic
 
The High Cost of LivingThe Time of Your Life
 
Angela's Hunt
 
Day of the Dead
 
Angela
 
Elric: Stormbringer
 
Black and WhiteWhatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
 
Art of Vampire The Masquerade
 
Nothing O'Clock
 
Anthologies edited
Ghastly Beyond BeliefTempsThe Weerde Book 1Euro Temps
The Weerde Book 2: The Book of the AncientsNow We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty VerseThe Dreaming: Through the Gates of Horn and IvoryStories
Unnatural Creatures
 
Non fiction
Duran DuranDon't Panic: The Official Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy CompanionWhat I Thought I Saw: New York - LondonA Walking Tour of the Shambles
The Alchemy of MirrormaskMake Good Art
 
Anthologies containing stories by Neil Gaiman
Digital DreamsThe Mammoth Book of VampiresMidnight GraffitiThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixth Annual Collection
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual CollectionShadows over InnsmouthTombsThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection
Ruby Slippers, Golden TearsOff Limits: Tales of Alien SexThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual CollectionFantasy Stories
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume SevenDavid Copperfield's Beyond ImaginationThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Tenth Annual CollectionDancing with the Dark
The Fortune TellerDark Terrors 3The Mammoth Book of Comic FantasySirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction
Dark Terrors 4Silver Birch, Blood MoonThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twelfth Annual Collection999: Twenty-nin Original Tales of Horror and Suspense
Bangs and Whimpers: Stories About the End of the WorldThe Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic FantasyThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume TenBlack Heart, Ivory Bones
A Wolf At the DoorThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual CollectionThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Eleven
 
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)
Troll Bridge (1993)World Fantasy (nominee)
Only the End of the World Again [short story] (1994)
Queen of Knives (1995)
Snow, Glass, Apples (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)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1991) : Good Omens
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 nominee (1998) : Neverwhere
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature 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 nominee (2002) : American Gods
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2002) : American Gods
Nebula Best Novel winner (2003) : American Gods
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (2006) : Anansi Boys
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (2006) : Anansi Boys


Books about Neil Gaiman
Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil GaimanCoraline: A Visual Companion
 
Neil Gaiman recommends
The Devil's Own Dear Son
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
Moominpappa at Sea (1966)
(Moomintroll, book 8)
Tove Jansson
"A masterpiece."
Votan
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
Unconquered Countries (1985)
Geoff Ryman
"Searing and Brilliant."
Finder: A Novel of the Borderlands
Finder: A Novel of the Borderlands (1994)
Emma Bull
"Emma Bull is really good."
Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving
Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving (1994)
Martin Millar
"I've been a fan of his work for almost twenty years."
13 Phantasms: And Other Stories
13 Phantasms: And Other Stories (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
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
The Fall of the Kings (2002)
Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman
"The Fall of the Kings is, if possible, even better [than Swordspoint]--twistier and deeper."
Pattern Recognition
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
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
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
Low Red Moon (2003)
Caitlín R Kiernan
"A gift for language that borders on the scary."
Idlewild
Idlewild (2003)
(Idlewild, book 1)
Nick Sagan
"A genuine page turner... a rollercoaster ride of fusion fiction."
The Knight
The Knight (2004)
(Wizard Knight, book 1)
Gene Wolfe
"Important and wonderful."
The Shades of Time and Memory
The Shades of Time and Memory (2004)
(Wraeththu Histories, book 2)
Storm Constantine
"I wouldn't swap her for a dozen Anne Rices!"
Murder of Angels
Murder of Angels (2004)
(Silk , book 2)
Caitlín R Kiernan
"A gift for language that borders on the scary."
Nasty Book
Nasty Book (2005)
(Nastybook, book 1)
Barry Yourgrau
"Very funny... and magnificently nasty."
Glass Soup
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."
Soldier of Sidon
Soldier of Sidon (2006)
(Soldier of the Mist, book 3)
Gene Wolfe
"Gene Wolfe is the smartest, subtlest, most dangerous writer alive today."
The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization
The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization (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
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."
Token
Token (2008)
Alisa Kwitney
"Alisa Kwitney is my guilty pleasure."
Half World
Half World (2009)
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."
Enchanted Glass
Enchanted Glass (2009)
Diana Wynne Jones
"The best children's writer of the last forty years."
Luka and the Fire of Life
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
The Coming Of Terraphiles (2010)
Michael Moorcock
"My debt to Michael Moorcock is unrepayable."
Queen of Kings
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
Where on Earth (2012)
(Unreal and the Real, book 1)
Ursula K Le Guin
"A master of the craft."
The Dark Lady
The Dark Lady (2013)
Maria Dahvana Headley
"So magical, so dark... a powerful work of the imagination."
Terra
Terra (2013)
(Terra , book 1)
Mitch Benn
"I found myself thinking of Roald Dahl, Douglas adams and Terry Pratchett. Wise, funny, and above all, human."
World of the Gods
World of the Gods (2013)
Pel Torro
"DO NOT READ TOO MUCH LIONEL FANTHORPE AT ONE GO, YOUR BRAINS WILL TURN TO GUACAMOLE AND DRIP OUT OF YOUR EARS."
The Islands of Chaldea
The Islands of Chaldea (2014)
Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones
"The best writer of magic there is."
The Girl in the Road
The Girl in the Road (2014)
Monica Byrne
"Glorious."
Terra's World
Terra's World (2014)
(Terra , book 2)
Mitch Benn
"I found myself thinking of Roald Dahl, Douglas Adams & Terry Pratchett."
An English Ghost Story
An English Ghost Story (2014)
Kim Newman
"Compulsory reading...glorious."



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