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Neil Gaiman - Author

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.

Gaiman was the creator/writer of monthly cult DC Comics horror-weird series, Sandman, which won nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Norman Mailer said of Sandman: "Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals, and I say it's about time."

A self-confessed “feral kid who was raised in libraries”, Author of the Month Neil Gaiman, spent much of his childhood devouring the books of J.R.R. Tolkein, Edgar Allan Poe, C.S. Lewis, Michael Morcock and a host of others. Once the biographer of Douglas Adams and Duran Duran, he has achieved cult status in the world of Science Fiction with his award winning, unpatronising writing for young people.

Born and raised in England, Neil Gaiman now lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has somehow reached his forties and still tends to need a haircut.

See Neil speaking about his new novel, Fortunately, the Milk, a time-travelling adventure for young readers featuring aliens, dinosaurs, volcano gods and a pint of milk that saves the universe!

To download a teachers' guide to the Fortunately, the Milk... - of interest to parents too! - click here!

Author photo © Kimberley Butler

Featured Books, with extracts, by Neil Gaiman

Odd and the Frost Giants
Neil Gaiman - illustrated by Chris Riddell
Prize-winning Neil Gaiman tells a witty and touching story about gods and magic in Viking times. Having run away from home, Odd finds shelter in a little hut in the forest. Here, he meets a bear, a fox and an...
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Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman - illustrated by Chris Riddell
Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. A deluxe edition of the thrillingly reimagined fairy tale by the magical partnership of award-bedecked, bestselling Neil Gaiman and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. Award-winning Neil Gaiman shows all his story telling...
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Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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Chu's Day at the Beach
Neil Gaiman - illustrated by Adam Rex
When Chu sneezes, big things happen, as fans of Neil Gaiman and Alex Rex's charming picture books will know. A day out at the beach promises all sorts of fun, including ice cream served by a dextrous octopus, but when...
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Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Chu's Day at the Beach
Neil Gaiman
When Chu sneezes, big things happen, as fans of Neil Gaiman and Alex Rex's charming picture books will know. A day out at the beach promises all sorts of fun, including ice cream served by a dextrous octopus, but when...
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Format: Hardback | Released 21/05/2015
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The Sleeper and the Spindle
Neil Gaiman - illustrated by Chris Riddell
Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Award-winning Neil Gaiman shows all his story telling skills in this gripping fusion of familiar fairy tales told in a dark-hearted version with some original characters. Especially a bold-hearted queen. Not far...
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Format: Hardback | Released 23/10/2014
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Reader ReviewedFortunately, the Milk ...
Neil Gaiman - illustrated by Chris Riddell
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Award-winning Neil Gaiman brilliantly weaves a spell-binding story taking readers up and away on a wild fantasy in which dinosaurs and space travel happily coexist. And all because…Dad has to go out...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Unnatural Creatures
Neil Gaiman
The griffin, the sunbird, manticores, unicorns - all manner of glorious creatures never captured in zoos, museums or photographs are packed vividly into this collection of stories. Neil Gaiman has included some of his own childhood favourites alongside stories classic...
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Format: Paperback | Released 13/02/2014
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Reader ReviewedFortunately, the Milk ...
Neil Gaiman - illustrated by Chris Riddell
September 2013 Book of the Month Award-winning Neil Gaiman brilliantly weaves a spell-binding story taking readers up and away on a wild fantasy in which dinosaurs and space travel happily coexist. And all because…Dad has to go out and by...
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Format: Hardback | Released 17/09/2013
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Coraline
Neil Gaiman - illustrated by Chris Riddell
Tenth anniversary edition of Neil Gaiman's modern classic, brilliantly illustrated by Chris Riddell, with a new foreword by the author. When Coraline's family move into a new home, she steps through a door into another house which seems strangely familiar....
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2012
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Odd and the Frost Giants
Neil Gaiman
Prize-winning Neil Gaiman tells a witty and touching story about gods and magic in Viking times. Having run away from home, Odd finds shelter in a little hut in the forest. Here, he meets a bear, a fox and an...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2010
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Blueberry Girl
Neil Gaiman - illustrated by Charles Vess
Feisty in its hopes and wishes for a modern baby girl, this is also an enchanting lullaby which is warmly illustrated. The hopes for the baby girl include, “let her have brave days and truth”, “trust and delight in her...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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The Graveyard Book (illustrated by Chris Riddell)
Neil Gaiman - illustrated by Chris Riddell
11+. Winner of the Carnegie Medal in 2010, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2010, winner of Best Novel at the Hugo Awards 2009 and of the prestigious Newbery Medal. Spooks galore in this brilliant and fantastic story of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2009
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The Graveyard Book (illustrated by Dave McKean)
Neil Gaiman
Winner of the CLIP Carnegie Medal 2010. Spooks galore in this brilliant and fantastic story of life in the graveyard. When Baby Bod escapes a murderer intent on killing his whole family, he is taken in by the graveyard...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2009
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Crazy Hair
Neil Gaiman - illustrated by Dave McKean
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2010. A father and child discover the joys of his crazy hair in this brilliant picture book. Bonnie tries to tame her father's hair, but to no avail, as birds and beasts of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2009
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Coraline (film tie-in edition)
Neil Gaiman
Film-tie-in edition to the weird and wonderful Coraline, which has just released as an animated film in the UK. When Coraline's family move into a new home, she steps through a door into another house which seems strangely familiar. It has...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2009
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The Graveyard Book (illustrated by Chris Riddell)
Neil Gaiman
Winner of the Carnegie Medal in 2010 and winner of Best Novel at the Hugo Awards 2009. 2009 winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. Spooks galore in this brilliant and fantastic story of life in the graveyard. When Baby...
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Format: Hardback | Released 31/10/2008
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The Graveyard Book (illustrated by Dave Mckean)
Neil Gaiman
Winner of the Carnegie Medal in 2010 and winner of Best Novel at the Hugo Awards 2009 and of the prestigious Newbery Medal. Spooks galore in this brilliant and fantastic story of life in the graveyard. When Baby Bod escapes...
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Format: Hardback | Released 31/10/2008
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Coraline (graphic novel)
Neil Gaiman
A sensational graphic novel version of Neil Gaiman's story which adds extra layers of fear to the already powerful narrative. When Coraline's family move into a new home, she steps through a door into another house which seems strangely familiar....
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2008
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M Is For Magic
Neil Gaiman
A terrific collection of richly imaginative short stories. These tales reflect Neil Gaiman's innovative storytelling and his ability to play with material that is already familiar – as in his new take on the story of Humpty-Dumpty in which a hard boiled detective...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2008
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Mirrormask
Neil Gaiman
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. What the judges said: A sophisticated and challenging graphic novel which employs striking images, collage and film stills to work with an extensive text for older readers. It has an edgy, fragmented...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2005
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The Wolves In The Walls
Neil Gaiman
Prepared to be scared by this utterly brilliant romp of a story which is powerfully told in words and pictures. Lucy can hear all kinds of noises coming from the walls of the house. They are creeping, sneaking and crumpling...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2004
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The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish Paperback and CD Audio
Neil Gaiman
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 Visually dramatic, this is a hugely entertaining adventure perfectly tinged with an alarming subtext. Desperate to have his friend's two goldfish, a boy swaps his father for them – despite the warning...
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Format: Audiobook On Cd | Released 04/10/2004
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Coraline
Neil Gaiman
When Coraline's family move into a new home, she steps through a door into another house which seems strangely familiar. It has many of the things she has at home but they are all strangely different. There is even a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2003
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