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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!

Author photo © Kimberley Butler

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.

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Other books by Neil Gaiman

The Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book Four

The Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book Four

Author: Neil Gaiman, Marc Hempel Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2021

The Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book Four collects issues #51-69 of the original run of The Sandman, which includes the zero-hour tale World s End at the World s End Tavern, two travelers tell stories like A Tale of Two Cities . This volume also features Vertigo Jam #1, where the beauty and wonder of Dream s Castle is able to be experienced.

Gahan Wilson 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons

Gahan Wilson 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons

Author: Neil Gaiman, Gahan Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2021

Art Matters Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

Art Matters Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

Author: Neil Gaiman Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Seize the day in the name of art. This creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman combines his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. 'Like a bedtime story for the rest of your life, this is a book to live by. At its core, it's about freeing ideas, shedding fear of failure, and learning that things can be different ' INSTITUTE OF IMAGINATION Be bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters. Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old. THIS PAPERBACK EDITION INCLUDES BEAUTIFUL NEW ILLUSTRATIONS OF 'GOING WODWO'. What readers are saying about ART MATTERS 'A rallying cry for all artists and creators' 'Just the injection of positive thinking I needed' 'What a gorgeous, sweet and very, very wise little book' 'You don't know it yet, but it's likely you need this book' 'I feel artistically charged up for the first time in ages'

The Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book Three

The Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book Three

Author: Neil Gaiman, Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2021

Neil Gaiman's award-winning masterpiece The Sandman, is finally being collected for the first time in deluxe hardcover format! The critically acclaimed series continues here, filled with the art from the medium's most gifted talent and now in a show-stopping hardcover edition perfect for any collector's library. This volume picks up where the last left off in Morpheus' ongoing saga as he travels through the dreaming. From the Game of You stories where cracks are forming between the world of the waking and the dreaming, to Brief Lives where we follow the youngest of the Endless - Delirium - in her quest to find their long lost brother, Destruction. Lose yourself in Gaiman's fantastic worlds and continue the fantasy here, with the Sandman Deluxe Edition Book 3. Collects The Sandman issues #32-50, the equivalent of the paperback edition books #5-7.

Anansi Boys

Anansi Boys

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

THE NO.1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, AND COMPANION NOVEL TO AMERICAN GODS. 'Neil could never have known that he was writing for a confused Jamaican kid who, without even knowing it, was still staggering from centuries of erasure of his own gods and monsters' MARLON JAMES 'A warm, funny, immensely entertaining story about the impossibility of putting up with your relations - especially if they happen to be Gods' SUSANNA CLARKE 'It's virtually impossible to read more than ten words by Neil Gaiman and not wish he would tell you the rest of the story' OBSERVER --- 'People think that funny and serious are mutually exclusives. They think they're opposites, and that's not actually true' NEIL GAIMAN --- Everything changes for Fat Charlie Nancy, the South London boy so called by his father, the day his dad drops dead while doing karaoke. Charlie didn't know his estranged father was a god - Anansi the trickster, master of mischief and social disorder. He never knew he had a brother either. Now brother Spider is on his doorstep, about to make life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous. It's a meeting that will take Fat Charlie from his London home to Florida, the Caribbean, and the very beginning of the world itself. Or the end of the world, depending on which way you're looking. NEIL GAIMAN. WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES. --- **Includes reading-group discussion questions and an interview with Neil Gaiman**

Stardust

Stardust

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

A FAIRY TALE FOR EVERYONE. THE ACCLAIMED, ENCHANTING FILM ADAPTATION STARS ROBERT DE NIRO, CLAIRE DANES, RUPERT EVERETT, MICHELLE PFEIFFER AND MANY MORE FAVOURITES... 'Beyond all the borders that divide us, there is a place of infinite possibilities and pure magic. I think of Neil Gaiman as a writer who wears the key to that land around his neck - the key to Storyland' ELIF SHAFAK 'Gaiman describes the indescribable' SUSANNA CLARKE 'A tonic for these turbulent times' IRISH TIMES --- 'I wanted to write a story that would feel, to the reader, like something he or she had always known' NEIL GAIMAN --- At the dawn of the Victorian era, life moves leisurely in the sleepy village of Wall. Young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and, to win her love, vows to bring her a star they see fall from the night sky. It is an oath that sends him over the town's ancient wall and into the mysterious land of Faerie - a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining . . . NEIL GAIMAN. WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES. --- **Includes 'Wall, A Prologue', reading-group discussion questions and an interview with Neil Gaiman**

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