Neil Gaiman - Author

About the 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!

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Featured books by Neil Gaiman

Unnatural Creatures

Unnatural Creatures

13+ readers

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

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 and modern to spark the imagination of readers young and old.

Other books by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book Tenth Anniversary Edition

The Graveyard Book Tenth Anniversary Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Ten years after its original publication, behold the bewitching anniversary edition of the classic children's novel The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, printed on luxurious paper, and featuring gorgeous flaps, spellbinding illustrations from Chris Riddell and an exclusive new introduction by Margaret Atwood WINNER of the 2010 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL and the 2009 JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL `Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary' PATRICK NESS `A tale of unforgettable enchantment' NEW YORK TIMES Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, raised and educated by ghosts. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that the real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives ... WINNER OF THE LOCUS YOUNG ADULT AWARD WINNER OF THE HUGO BEST NOVEL PRIZE WINNER OF THE BOOKTRUST TEENAGE AWARD

Eternity's Wheel

Eternity's Wheel

Author: Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2015

The heart-pounding conclusion to the InterWorld series, by award-winning writers Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves and Mallory Reaves As the threat of FrostNight looms ever closer, Joey Harker seeks out more of his fellow Walkers across the Altiverse, training them as fast as he can. But even a solid team of recruits can't prepare Joey for the ultimate showdown with InterWorld's enemies, old and new. Joey never wanted to be in charge. But he's the one everyone is looking to now, and he'll have to step up if he has any hope of saving InterWorld, the Multiverse, and everything in between.

Chu's First Day at School

Chu's First Day at School

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Chu is a little panda with a BIG sneeze and when his first day at school approaches he is nervous. Will the other boys and girls be nice? Will they like Chu? A fabulously warm and funny story about little Chu and his enormous sneeze!

Eternity's Wheel

Eternity's Wheel

Author: Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2015

The heart-pounding conclusion to the InterWorld series, by award-winning writers Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves and Mallory Reaves As the threat of FrostNight looms ever closer, Joey Harker seeks out more of his fellow Walkers across the Altiverse, training them as fast as he can. But even a solid team of recruits can't prepare Joey for the ultimate showdown with InterWorld's enemies, old and new. Joey never wanted to be in charge. But he's the one everyone is looking to now, and he'll have to step up if he has any hope of saving InterWorld, the Multiverse, and everything in between.

Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice #1

Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice #1

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2015

From the mind of New York Times-bestselling author and Eisner Award-winning author Neil Gaiman, Lady Justice is the living embodiment of justice, possessing oppressed women and giving them the ability to fight their tormentors. In times of trouble, the spirit of Justice appears before women and offers them the chance to take revenge on their male abusers.

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2014

The enduring story of the children, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house is brought to life by master storyteller, Neil Gaiman. Who better to retell the Brothers Grimm's greatest, and perhaps darkest, fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel? Coupled with breathtakingly haunting illustrations from Lorenzo Mattotti, you will be enticed into the world and into the woods . . . so beware.

Graveyard Book

Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2014

A brand-new full cast audio edition of a perennial favoriteThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold over one million copies. Special content in this edition includes the story behind The Graveyard Book, written and read by Neil Gaiman.The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal (the only novel to ever win both awards), the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult Book, and Audiobook of the Year. This full cast audio edition is performed by Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Emilia Fox, Reece Shearsmith, Lenny Henry, and an ensemble cast.Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didnt live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jackwho has already killed Bods family Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book by beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman is sure to enthrall listeners of all ages.

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Part 2

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Part 2

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

An irresistibly brilliant graphic novel adaptation of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, adapted by award-winning illustrator P. Craig Russell. This is the second of two volumes. Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it's in the land of the living that the real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives, and he has already killed Bod's family.

InterWorld 2-Book Collection

InterWorld 2-Book Collection

Author: Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2014

Teensand tweens and adultswho obsessively read the His Dark Materials and Harry Potter series will be riveted by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reavess InterWorld and its sequel, The Silver Dream.InterWorld tells the story of Joey Harker, a very average kid who discovers that his world is only one of a trillion alternate earths. Some of these earths are ruled by magic. Some are ruled by science. All are at war. Joey teams up with alternate versions of himself from an array of these worlds. Together, the army of Joeys must battle evil magicians Lord Dogknife and Lady Indigo to keep the balance of power between all the earths stable.The Silver Dream: After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey Harker and his fellow InterWorld freedom fighters are now on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds. When a stranger named Acacia somehow follows Joey back to InterWorlds base, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where shes fromor how she knows so much about InterWorld.

Neil Gaiman Young Readers' Collection

Neil Gaiman Young Readers' Collection

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2014

Neil Gaimanwinner of both a Newbery and Carnegie Medalpresents four of his best-loved acclaimed novels for young readers in this collection.Coraline: When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous. But theres another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.The Graveyard Book: Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual placehes the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians time as well as their ghostly teachings. But can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? The Graveyard Book won the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal and is a Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel.Odd and the Frost Giants: In this inventive, short, yet perfectly formed novel inspired by traditional Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman takes readers on a wild and magical trip to the land of giants and gods and back.Fortunately, the Milk: Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious New York Times bestselling story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Part 1

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Part 1

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2014

An irresistibly-brilliant graphic novel adaptation of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, adapted by award-winning illustrator P. Craig Russell. This is the first of two volumes. Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it's in the land of the living that the real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives, and he has already killed Bod's family. Each chapter is illustrated by a different artist, with contributions from P. Craig Russell, Kevin Nowlan, Tony Harris and Scott Hamptom, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson and Stephen B. Scott.

The Silver Dream

The Silver Dream

Author: Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Sequel to New York Times bestseller INTERWORLD by award-winning writers Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves. Joey Harker is a hero... After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey helped save the Altiverse from destruction. But rival powers of magic and science are still out there, seeking to control all worlds. InterWorld's peacekeeping mission is far from finished. And when a stranger follows Joey back to BaseTown things get even more complicated. No one knows who she is or where she's from and, more importantly, why she knows so much about InterWorld. Dangerous times lie ahead...

Chu's Day

Chu's Day

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Meet Chu. Chu is a small panda with a very big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, you REALLY don't want to get in the way. But a whole day of adventure will test Chu's sneeze-resisting powers to the limit - there's the library (dusty books!), the diner (pepper!), and then the circus (all those animals!). How big can a sneeze really be? Just wait and see . . .

Unnatural Creatures

Unnatural Creatures

13+ readers

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

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 and modern to spark the imagination of readers young and old.

Doctor Who: Nothing O'Clock

Doctor Who: Nothing O'Clock

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in childrens fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord. Thousands of years ago, Time Lords built a Prison for the Kin. They made it utterly impregnable and unreachable. As long as Time Lords existed, the Kin would be trapped forever and the universe would be safe. They had planned for everything . . . everything, that is, other than the Time War and the fall of Gallifrey. Now the Kin are free again and theres only one Time Lord left in the universe who can stop them! Author Neil Gaiman puts his own unique spin on the Doctors amazing adventures through time and space in the eleventh and final story in the bestselling 50th anniversary series!

Doctor Who: Nothing O'Clock

Doctor Who: Nothing O'Clock

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.Thousands of years ago, Time Lords built a Prison for the Kin. They made it utterly impregnable and unreachable. As long as Time Lords existed, the Kin would be trapped forever and the universe would be safe. They had planned for everything . . . everything, that is, other than the Time War and the fall of Gallifrey. Now the Kin are free again and there's only one Time Lord left in the universe who can stop them!Author Neil Gaiman puts his own unique spin on the Doctor's amazing adventures through time and space in the eleventh and final story in the bestselling 50th anniversary series!

Coraline

Coraline

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.

Unnatural Creatures

Unnatural Creatures

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2013

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 and modern to spark the imagination of readers young and old. All contributors have given their work free to benefit Dave Eggers' literacy charity, 826DC. Also includes a new Neil Gaiman Story.

Instructions

Instructions

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Interworld

Interworld

Author: Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2013

New York Times bestseller by award-winning writers Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves. Joey Harker isn't a hero... Joey Harker is the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house. But one day, Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and into another dimension. This walk between worlds makes Joey prey to armies of magic and science, both determined to harness Joey's power to travel between dimensions. The only thing standing in their way is Joey - or to be more precise an army of Joeys, all from different dimensions... Now Joey must make a choice: return to the life he knows or join the battle.

Silver Dream

Silver Dream

Author: Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2013

New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves deliver a thrilling sequel to the science fiction novel InterWorld, full of riveting interdimensional battles and alternate realities.After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey Harker and his fellow InterWorld freedom fighters are now on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds. When a stranger named Acacia somehow follows Joey back to InterWorld's base, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where she's fromor how she knows so much about InterWorld.Dangerous times lie ahead for Joey and the mission. There's a traitor hidden among them, and if Joey has any hope of saving InterWorld, the multiverse, and the mission, he's going to have to rely on his witsand, just possibly, on the mysterious Acacia Jones. With a story conceived by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves and written by Michael and Mallory Reaves, this mind-bending follow-up to the exciting science fiction novel InterWorld is a compelling fantasy adventure through time and space, in which the future depends on a young man who is more powerful than he realizes.

Chu's Day

Chu's Day

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2013

Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze.When Chu sneezes, bad things happen.Will Chu sneeze today?

Coraline

Coraline

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Book Release Date: 02/08/2012

There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.

Instructions

Instructions

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2010

Trust Dreams.Trust your heart, and trust your story.A renowned storyteller whose words have transported readers to magical realms and an acclaimed illustrator of lushly imagined fairy-tale landscapes guide a traveler safely through lands unknown and yet strangely familiar . . .. . . and home again.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2009

A talking tiger is the only one who may be able to get a princess to speak in this charming fable set in a mythic India, written and narratedby the Newbery Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author of American Gods andNorse Mythology,Neil Gaiman.This enchanting original tale will transport readers to another time and place and will delight parents and children alike.

Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2009

"e;I'll swap you my dad,"e; I said. "e;Oh-oh,"e; said my little sister. What if you wanted your best friend's two goldfish so much that you'd swap anything for them, even your father?What if your mother came home and found out what you'd done?The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish is a hilarious adventure and was the first book for younger readers from the acclaimed author and illustrator of the New York Times best-sellers The Wolves in the Walls and Coraline. Chosen as one of Newsweek magazine's Best Children's Books of the Year, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish is beloved by readers of all ages. This new edition features brand-new jacket art and an afterword by the author on the origins of this unique and wonderfully funny story.

Wolves in the Walls

Wolves in the Walls

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2009

Lucy hears sneaking, creeping,crumpling noisescoming from insidethe walls.She is sure there arewolves living in the walls of her house.

Coraline and Other Stories The Bloomsbury Phantastics

Coraline and Other Stories The Bloomsbury Phantastics

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2009

When Coraline explores her new home, she steps through a door and into another house just like her own - except that things aren't quite as they seem. There's another mother and another father in this house and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. Coraline must use all of her wits and every ounce of courage in order to save herself and return home but will she escape and will life ever be the same again? Elsewhere in this collection, a sinister jack-in-the-box haunts the lives of the children who ever owned it, a stray cat does nightly battle to protect his adopted family, and a boy raised in a graveyard confronts the much more troubled world of the living. From the scary to the whimsical, the fantastical to the humorous, Coraline & Other Stories is a journey into the dark, magical world of Neil Gaiman.

Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd and the Frost Giants

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2009

The thrilling, wintry Nordic tale by Neil Gaiman, who weaves a magical story of legend and adventure that will enchant readers from beginning to end. Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid. In his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bearand then Odd's destiny begins to change. The eagle, bear, and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giant who has conquered Asgard, the city of the gods. Now our hero must reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods

The Dangerous Alphabet

The Dangerous Alphabet

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2009

An alphabet book with a story about two children and their pet gazelle who head off, treasure map in hand, on an underground journey into a place where monsters and pirates roam. Will they find the treasure? Will they get out alive? Will the alphabet ever be the same again?

Graveyard Book

Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2008

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jackwho has already killed Bod's family . . . Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

M Is for Magic

M Is for Magic

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2007

Stories to delight, enchant, and surprise you. Bestselling author and master storyteller Neil Gaiman here presents a breathtaking collection of tales that may chill or amuse readersbut always embrace the unexpected. Collection includes:"e;The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds,"e; "e;Troll Bridge,"e; "e;Don't Ask Jack,"e; "e;How to Sell the Ponti Bridge,"e; "e;October in the Chair,"e; "e;Chivalry,"e; "e;The Price,"e; "e;How to Talk to Girls at Parties,"e; "e;Sunbird,"e; "e;The Witch's Headstone,"e; "e;Instructions"e;

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