is one of the most celebrated writers of our time and a bestselling author of novels for children and
adults, including The Graveyard Book
(the only title to win both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals) The Ocean at the
End of the Lane
(a #1 NYT Bestseller), and Stardust
. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one o
f the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, com
ics, song lyrics, and drama.
Credited with being one of the creators of modern comics, his DC Comic series, Sandman
was described by the LA Times as the greatest epic in the history of comic books, and is the first comic ever to re
ceive a literary award (World Fantasy Award). Other adult works include: Neverwhere
(which was broadcast in 2013 as a six-episode production on BBC radio,
starring James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch), Anansi Boys
, and Good Omens
(with Terry Pratchett).
Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television, and radio, including Stardust (starring Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer);
The BAFTA winner for Best Animated Film (and Academy Award nominee), Coraline; and the major motion picture currently in developm
Gaiman has also written and directed for film and television. His 2011 episode of Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Wife," w
on the Hugo, Ray Bradbury, and SFX awards and caused The Times (London) to describe him as "a hero". Gaiman is also a phenomenal
speaker. Two of his recorded speeches-his University of Arts 2012 commencement address, titled "Make Good Art," and his 2013 Reading
Agency lecture- have gone viral.
Gaiman's work crosses genres and reaches audiences of all ages. 1.8 million people follow him on Twitter. Born in Hamps
hire, he currently lives in the USA and is married to Amanda Palmer, with whom he sometimes performs. For more information on Neil Gaiman go to http://www.neilgaiman.com/.