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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

American Gods: The Moment of the Storm

American Gods: The Moment of the Storm

Author: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2020

AMERICAN GODS by international bestseller, and creator of Sandman, Neil Gaiman is an award-winning epic novel, highly acclaimed major TV series starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane and Gillian Anderson and now, for the first time, adapted in stunning comic book form. This is the final of three bind-up editions. 'Original, engrossing and endlessly inventive' - George R. R. Martin. The final confrontation between new and old gods, with humanity caught in the middle. The new and old gods agree to meet in the centre of America to exchange the body of the old gods' fallen leader - heading towards the inevitable god war in this final arc to the bestselling comic series. This volume collects the third nine issues of the seminal American Gods comic book series.

Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book One

Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book One

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2020

Fortunately, the Milk . . .

Fortunately, the Milk . . .

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

From multi-award-winning Neil Gaiman comes a spectacularly silly, mind-bendingly clever, brilliantly bonkers adventure - with lip-smackingly gorgeous illustrations by Chris Riddell Mum's away. Dad's in charge. There's no milk. So Dad saves the day by going to buy some. Really, that's all that happens. Very boring. YAAAAAAAAAWN. There are absolutely none of the following inside: GLOBBY GREEN ALIENS! INTERGALACTIC POLICE! PIRATES! And most definitely NOT a time-travelling hot-air balloon piloted by the brilliant Professor Steg ...

Gahan Wilson 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons

Gahan Wilson 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons

Author: Neil Gaiman, Gahan Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2020

Pogo: Vols. 3 & 4 Gift Box Set

Pogo: Vols. 3 & 4 Gift Box Set

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2020

Marvel 1602: 10th Anniversary Edition

Marvel 1602: 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2020

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2020

'Diverting... pleasurable... entertaining' New York Times 'Relevant and fresh... [Good Omens] still has a lot to say about the world' Empire 'Even if you're very familiar with the original novel, this is a different experience... so damned charming and quirky that it feels like a must' Starburst Neil Gaiman's glorious reinvention of the iconic bestseller Good Omens, adapted from the internationally beloved novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, launched on Amazon Prime Video this year to great acclaim. Soon to be shown on the BBC, the series is written and show-run by Neil himself and stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm and Miranda Richardson, to name but a few. Before he died, Terry Pratchett asked Neil Gaiman to make a television series of the internationally beloved novel they wrote together about the end of the world. What followed was almost... ineffable. Over six glorious episodes, Neil brought an angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley, (the only things standing between us and the inevitable Armageddon) to life in some of the most extraordinary television ever made. Here you will find the scripts that Neil wrote, containing much that is new and revelatory and even several scenes throughout that never made the final cut. For the very first time, this edition collects all the missing bits - from a certain Other Four Horsemen to a little demonic shopping trip - and reveals the secrets of the show, which, by its very nature, is known to ask for the impossible. Step backstage and see the magic for yourself. **This edition of The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book contains an introduction by Neil Gaiman about bringing Good Omens to the screen and all cut scenes**

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