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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!

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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.

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Other books by Neil Gaiman

The Sandman Omnibus Volume 3

The Sandman Omnibus Volume 3

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2019

The Sandman is the universally lauded masterwork following Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming a vast, hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of any and everyone who s ever existed. Regardless of cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit Morpheus realm be they gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures or simply humans who teach Morpheus some surprising lessons. Originally published 25 years after The Sandman first changed the landscape of modern comics, The Sandman: Overture brought back Neil Gaiman s legendary series with a never-before-told tale featuring Morpheus! The Sandman: Overture heralds New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman s return to the art form that made him famous, ably abetted by artistic luminary JH Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea), whose lush, widescreen images provide an epic scope to the Sandman s origin story. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, The Sandman: Overture features cameo appearances by fan-favourite characters such as the Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny. Collects The Sandman: Overture #1-6, The Sandman: Dream Hunters #1-4, Death: The High Cost of Living #1-3 and Death: The Time of Your Life #1-3, plus variant covers and extra bonus stories!

Sandman Volume 6 Fables and Reflections

Sandman Volume 6 Fables and Reflections

Author: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2019

The critically acclaimed The Sandman: Fables and Reflections continues the fantastical epic of Morpheus, the King of Dreams, as he observes and interacts with an odd assortment of historical and fictional characters throughout time. Featuring tales of kings, explorers, spies, and werewolves, this book of myth and imagination delves into the dark dreams of Augustus Caesar, Marco Polo, Cain and Abel, Norton I, and Orpheus to illustrate the effects that these subconscious musings have had on the course of history and mankind. Collects The Sandman #29-31, #38-40, #50 and Sandman: Special #1.

Norse Mythology A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Norse Mythology A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/03/2019

A full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's magical retellings of the Norse myths, inviting us into a world of gods and monsters, tricks and trust, fiery endings and new beginnings Winner of The London Book Fair CAMEO Award 2020 for Book to Audio adaptation. 'And the game begins anew...' Meet the trickster god Loki and his astonishing children - the giant wolf Fenrir, Jormungundr the snake that encircles the world, and Hel, the little girl who grows up to be Queen of the dead. Here, too, is Odin the all-father, who sacrificed his eye to see the future; Thor the thunderer, who defends Asgard with his fearsome strength and mighty hammer; and Freya the understandably angry, most beautiful of the gods and always being gambled for by unwanted suitors. From the beginning of the universe in fire and ice, to the very end of the world, Ragnarok, these enthralling tales of gods, goddesses, dwarves and giants bring the ancient myths to vigorous life. Diana Rigg, Derek Jacobi, Colin Morgan, Natalie Dormer and Neil Gaiman himself are among the stellar cast in these spellbinding stories of old betrayals - and new hope.

Sandman Volume 5,The A Game of You

Sandman Volume 5,The A Game of You

Author: Neil Gaiman, Shawn McManus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2019

Volume five of New York Times best selling author Neil Gaiman's acclaimed creation The Sandman collects one of the series' most beloved storylines. Take an apartment house, add in a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, a talking severed head, a confused heroine and the deadly Cuckoo. Stir vigorously with a hurricane and Morpheus himself and you get this fifth instalment of The Sandman series. This story stars Barbie, who first makes an appearance in The Doll's House and now finds herself a princess in a vivid dreamworld. Collects The Sandman #32-37.

Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess's Stardust

Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess's Stardust

Author: Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2019

Half a crusading epic, half based in Tolkien-esque mythology, Neil Gaiman's award-winning graphic novel fantasy is now back in a brand-new edition! It is here in Wall that young Tristran Thorn loses his heart to the town beauty--a woman who is as cold and distant as the star she and Tristran see fall from the sky on a crisp October evening. To gain the hand of his beloved, Tristran rashly vows to fetch the fallen star and embarks upon a lover's quest that will carry him over the ancient wall and into a world beyond his wildest imagings... Neil Gaiman's Stardust features the New York Times best-selling author (The Sandman) and one of the industry's best illustrators at the height of their creative powers.

The Problem of Susan and Other Stories

The Problem of Susan and Other Stories

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2019

From Sunday Times-bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award-winning artist P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton, and Paul Chadwick comes a fantasy graphic novel anthology of essential Gaiman stories. Two stories and two poems. All wonderous and imaginative about the tales we tell and experience. Where the incarnations of the months of the year sit around a campfire sharing stories, where an older college professor recounts a Narnian childhood, where the apocalypse unfolds, and where the importance of generational storytelling is seen through the Goldilocks fairytale. These four comics adaptations have something for everyone and are a must for Gaiman fans! For Hugo, Eisner, Newberry, Harvey, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy and Nebula award-winning author Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (The Sandman, The Giver), Scott Hampton (American Gods), and Paul Chadwick (Concrete) comes a graphic novel not to be missed! '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.' Guardian

The Sandman Volume 4 Season of Mists 30th Anniversary New Edition

The Sandman Volume 4 Season of Mists 30th Anniversary New Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2019

Ten thousand years ago, Morpheus condemned a woman who loved him to Hell. Now the other members of his immortal family, The Endless, have convinced the Dream King that this was an injustice. To make it right, Morpheus must return to Hell to rescue his banished love and Hell s ruler, the fallen angel Lucifer, has already sworn to destroy him. Collects THE SANDMAN #21-28.

The Sandman Volume 3 Dream Country 30th Anniversary Edition

The Sandman Volume 3 Dream Country 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2018

The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus s son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare s A Midsummer s Night Dream. The latter won a World Fantasy Award for best short story, the first time a comic book was given that honor. Collects THE SANDMAN #17-20.

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