Neil Gaiman

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman, popularly known as Neil Gaiman is an English author. He is the author of several short fiction, novels, graphic novels, comic books, non-fiction, audio theatre, and films. Comic book series The Sandman, novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book are several popular works by Gaiman. For his contribution, he has won several awards. He is the first author to win both the Newberry and the Carnegie medals for the same work. 

He has over 2.8 million followers on his Twitter handle. On Instagram @neilhimself, he has over 610k followers. 

What is Neil Gaiman Famous For?

  • Popular English author.
  • The first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008). 

Source: @twitter

Where was Neil Gaiman Born?

Neil Gaiman was born on 10 November 1960. His birth name is Neil Richard Gaiman. His birth place is in Portchester, Hampshire, England. He holds an English nationality. He was born to a father, David Bernard Gaiman, and a mother, Sheila Gaiman. He has two younger sisters, Claire, and Lizzy. He has Polish Jewish and other Eastern European Jewish origins. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. His great-grandfather had emigrated from Antwerp, Belgium to the UK before 1914. The Gaimans moved to the West Sussex town of East Grinstead in 1965. He has stated Scientology was his family religion. He had Jewish origins but his parents converted to Scientology when he was young. He clarified that he is neither a Scientologist nor a follower of Judaism. His father worked as public relations officials of the Church of Scientology.

Regarding his educational background, he attended several Church of England schools. He attended Fonthill Schol in East Grinstead, Ardingly College, and Whitgift School in Croydon. 

Source: @davidmicavige

Neil Gaiman Career


UK publishers

Titles published by various British publishers include:


 2000 AD:

  The Best of Tharg’s Future Shocks (TPB, 160 pages, Rebellion Developments, 2008, ISBN 1-905437-81-1) includes:

  •    “You’re Never Alone with a Phone” (with John Hicklenton, in No. 488, 1986)
  •    “Conversation Piece” (with Dave Wyatt, in No. 489, 1986)
  •    “I’m a Believer ” (with Massimo Belardinelli, in No. 536, 1987)
  •    “What’s in a Name?” (with Steve Yeowell, in No. 538, 1987)

 Judge Dredd Annual ’88: “Judge Hershey: Sweet Justice” (text story with illustrations by Lee Baulch, 1987)

 Revolver Horror Special: “Feeders and Eaters” (with Mark Buckingham, one-shot, 1990)

Violent Cases (with Dave McKean, graphic novel, 48 pages, Escape, 1987, ISBN 0-9509568-6-4)


 Outrageous Tales from the Old Testament (TPB, anthology graphic novel, 64 pages, 1987, ISBN 0-86166-054-4) includes:

  •   “The Book of Judges” (with Mike Matthews)
  •   “Jael and Sisera” (with Julie Hollings)
  •   “Jephitah and His Daughter” (with Peter Rigg)
  •   “Journey to Bethlehem” (with Steve Gibson)
  •   “The Prophet Who Came to Dinner” (with Dave McKean)
  •   “The Tribe of Benjamin” (with Mike Matthews)

 Seven Deadly Sins: “Sloth” (with Bryan Talbot, 1989)

Blaam! #1: “The Great Cool Challenge” (with Shane Oakley, Willyprods, 1988)

AARGH! #1: “From Homogenous to Honey” (with Bryan Talbot, Mad Love, 1988)

Redfox #20: “Fragments” (with SMS, Valkyrie Press, 1989)

Trident #1: “The Light Brigade” (with Nigel Kitching, Trident, 1989)

Signal to Noise (with Dave McKean, strip in The Face, 1989)

A1 (Atomeka):

 Mister X Archives (hc, 384 pages, Dark Horse, 2008, ISBN 1-59582-184-8) includes:

  •   “Mr. X: Heartsprings and Watchstops” (with Dave McKean, in #1, 1989)
  •   “Cover Story” (with Kelley Jones, in No. 5, 1991)

Taboo (Spiderbaby Grafix):

  •  “Babycakes” (with Michael Zulli, in No. 4, 1990)
  •  “Blood Monster” (with Nancy O’Connor, in No. 6, 1992)
  •  “Sweeney Todd: Prologue” (with Michael Zulli, in #7, 1992)

It’s Dark in London: “The Court” (with Warren Pleece, graphic novel, tpb, 120 pages, Mask Noir, 1996, ISBN 1-85242-535-0)

DC Comics/Vertigo

Titles published by DC Comics and its Vertigo imprint include:

 Black Orchid #1–3 (with Dave McKean, 1988–1989) collected as Black Orchid (TPB, 160 pages, 1991, ISBN 0-93028955-2; hc, 2012, ISBN 1-40123335-X)

 Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (hc, 128 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2303-6; TPB, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2724-4) collects:

  “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” (with Andy Kubert, in Batman No. 686 and Detective Comics No. 853, 2009)

  Secret Origins:

  •    “Pavane” (with Mark Buckingham, in No. 36, 1989)
  •    “Original Sins” (with Mike Hoffman, in Special No. 1, 1989)
  •    “When is a Door?” (with Bernie Mireault, in Special No. 1, 1989)
  •   “A Black and White World” (with Simon Bisley, in Batman: Black and White No. 2, 1996)

 The Sandman:

  Volume 1 (hc, 612 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1082-1) collects:

  •    “Preludes and Nocturnes” (with Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, in #1–8, 1989)
  •    “The Doll’s House” (with Mike Dringenberg, Chris Bachalo and Michael Zulli, in #9–16, 1989–1990)
  •    “Dream Country” (with Kelley Jones, Charles Vess, and Colleen Doran, in #17–20, 1990)
  •   Volume 2 (hc, 616 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1083-X) collects:
  •   “Season of Mists” (with Mike Dringenberg, Kelley Jones and Matt Wagner, in #21–28, 1990–1991)
  •   “Distant Mirrors” (with Stan Woch, Bryan Talbot and Shawn McManus, in #29–31, 1991)
  •   “A Game of You” (with Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, and Bryan Talbot, in #32–37, 1991–1992)
  •   “The Hunt” (with Duncan Eagleson, in No. 38, 1992)
  •   “Soft Places” (with John Watkiss, in No. 39, 1992)

  Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #1: “The Flowers of Romance” (with John Bolton, 1998)

  Sandman: A Gallery of Dreams (with various artists, one-shot, 1994)

 Volume 3 (hc, 616 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1084-8) collects:

  •   “The Parliament of Rooks” (with Jill Thompson, in No. 40, 1992)
  •   “Brief Lives” (with Jill Thompson, in #41–49, 1992–1993)
  •   “Ramadan” (with P. Craig Russell, in No. 50, 1993)
  •   “World’s End” (with various artists, in #51–56, 1993)

  Sandman Special: “The Song of Orpheus” (with Bryan Talbot, 1991)

  Vertigo Preview: “Fear of Falling” (with Kent Williams, 1992)

  Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #3: “How They Met Themselves” (with Michael Zulli, 2000)

 Volume 4 (hc, 608 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1085-6) collects:

  •   “The Kindly Ones” (with various artists, in #57–69, 1994–1995)
  •   “The Wake” (with Michael Zulli, Jon J. Muth and Charles Vess, in #70–75, 1995–1996)

  Vertigo Jam: “The Castle” (with Kevin Nowlan, 1993)

  The Dreaming #8: “Three ‘Lost’ Pages from ‘The Wake'” (with Michael Zulli, 1997)

 Death (hc, 360 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2463-6) collects:

  •   “The Sound of Her Wings” (with Mike Dringenberg, in #8, 1989)
  •   “Facade” (with Colleen Doran, in #20, 1990)
  •   “Death Talks About Life” (with Dave McKean, 1993)[1]

  Death: The High Cost of Living #1–3 (with Chris Bachalo, 1993)

  A Death Gallery (with various artists, one-shot, 1994)

  Death: The Time of Your Life #1–3 (with Chris Bachalo, 1996)

  Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #2: “A Winter’s Tale” (with Jeffrey Catherine Jones, 1999)

  9-11 Volume 2: “The Wheel” (with Chris Bachalo, graphic novel, tpb, 224 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-56389-878-0)

 Volume 5 (hc, 520 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3202-7) collects:

  Endless Nights (hc, 160 pages, 2003, ISBN 1-4012-0089-3):

  •    “Death and Venice” (with P. Craig Russell)
  •    “What I’ve Tasted of Desire” (with Milo Manara)
  •    “Dream: The Heart of a Star” (with Miguelanxo Prado)
  •    “Fifteen Portraits of Despair” (with Barron Storey)
  •    “Delirium: Going Inside” (with Bill Sienkiewicz)
  •    “Destruction: On the Peninsula” (with Glenn Fabry)
  •    “Destiny: Endless Nights” (with Frank Quitely)

  Midnight Theatre (with Matt Wagner and Teddy Kristiansen, one-shot, 1995)

  The Dream Hunters (with Yoshitaka Amano, prose novel, 1999)

  The Dream Hunters #1–4 (with P. Craig Russell, 2008–2009)

 The Sandman: Overture (with J. H. Williams III, #1-6, 2013-2015) collected as The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition (hc, 224 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-4896-9)

Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days (TPB, 160 pages, 1999, ISBN 1-56389-517-X; hc, 2012, ISBN 1-40123-457-7) collects:

  •  “Framing Sequence” (with Sergio Aragones, in Welcome Back to the House of Mystery, 1998)
  •  “Jack in the Green” (with Stephen R. Bissette and John Totleben, a previously unpublished Swamp Thing story)
  •  “Brothers” (with Mike Hoffman and Richard Piers Rayner, in Swamp Thing Annual No. 5, 1990)
  •  “Shaggy God Stories” (with Mike Mignola, in Swamp Thing Annual No. 5, 1990)
  •  “Hold Me” (with Dave McKean, in Hellblazer No. 27, 1990)

 The Sandman: Midnight Theatre (with Matt Wagner and Teddy Kristiansen, one-shot, 1995)

The Books of Magic #1–4 (with John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess, and Paul Johnson, 1990–1991) collected as The Books of Magic (TPB, 200 pages, 1993, ISBN 1-56389-082-8; hc, 2013, ISBN 1-40123-781-9)

The Children’s Crusade #1–2 (with Chris Bachalo, Jamie Delano, Alisa Kwitney and Peter Snejbjerg, 1993–1994) collected in The Children’s Crusade (hc, 416 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-40124-241-3)[2]

The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch: A Romance (with Dave McKean, graphic novel, hc, 96 pages, 1994, ISBN 1-56389-181-6)

Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess’ Stardust #1–4 (with Charles Vess, 1997–1998) collected as Stardust (Being a Romance within the Realm of Faerie) (hc, 224 pages, 1998, ISBN 1-56389-431-9; TPB, 1999, ISBN 1-56389-470-X)

Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame (with various artists, one-shot, 2000)

Wednesday Comics #1–12: “Metamorpho” (with Mike Allred, 2009) collected in Wednesday Comics (hc, 200 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2747-3)

Other US publishers

Titles published by various American publishers include:

Miracleman (with Mark Buckingham, Eclipse):

 The Golden Age (hc, 160 pages, 1992, ISBN 1-56060-169-8; tpb, 1992, ISBN 1-56060-168-X) collects:

  •   “The Golden Age” (in #17–22, 1990–1991)
  •  “Retrieval” (co-feature, in #17–22, 1990–1991)
  •  “The Silver Age” (in #23–24, 1991)[3]

 Apocrypha (tpb, 1993, ISBN 1-56060-189-2) includes:

  •   “The Library of Olympus” (in Apocrypha #1–3, 1991–1992)

Breakthrough: “Vier Mauern” (with Dave McKean, anthology graphic novel, TPB, 80 pages, Catalan Communications, 1990, ISBN 0-87416-097-9)

Cerebus #147: “Being an Account of the Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolus” (script and art, Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1992)

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #20: “Wordsworth” (with Dave McKean, Epic, 1993)


 Spawn #9: “Angela” (with Todd McFarlane, 1993) collected in Dark Discoveries (TPB, 120 pages, 1997, ISBN 1-887279-18-0)

 Spawn #26 (with Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo, 1994) [5]

Angela #1–3 (with Greg Capullo, 1994–1995) collected as Spawn:  Angela (TPB, 100 pages, 1995, ISBN 1-887279-09-1)

 CBLDF Presents: Liberty Comics #2: “100 Words” (with Jim Lee, 2009)

Negative Burn (Caliber):

  •  “We Can Get Them for You Wholesale” (with Joe Pruett and Ken Meyer Jr., in No. 11, 1994)
  •  “The Old Warlock’s Reverie: A Pantoum” (with Guy Davis, in No. 50, 1998)


 The Last Temptation #1–3 (with Michael Zulli, 1994)

 Heroes: “The Song of the Lost” (with Jae Lee, one-shot, 2001)

 Marvel 1602 #1–8 (with Andy Kubert, 2003) collected as Marvel 1602 (hc, 248 pages, 2004, ISBN 0-7851-1070-4; tpb, 2005, ISBN 0-7851-1073-9)

 Eternals #1–7 (with John Romita Jr., 2007) collected as Eternals (hc, 256 pages, 2007, ISBN 0-7851-2541-8; tpb, 2008, ISBN 0-7851-2177-3)

 John Romita Jr. 30th Anniversary Special: “Romita – Space Knight” (with Hilary Barta, 2007)

 Miracleman (with Mark Buckingham, 2015-…)[6]

Roarin’ Rick’s Rare Bit Fiends #2–3: “Celebrity Rare Bit Fiends” (with Rick Veitch, King Hell, 1994)

Elric: One Life No. 0 (with P. Craig Russell, Topps, 1996) collected in Elric: Stormbringer (TPB, 224 pages, 1998, ISBN 1-56971-336-7)

Oni Double Feature #6–8: “Only the End of the World Again” (with P. Craig Russell and Troy Nixey, Oni Press, 1998) collected as Neil Gaiman’s Only the End of the World Again (TPB, 48 pages, 2000, ISBN 1-929998-09-0)

The Spirit: The New Adventures #2: “The Return of the Mink Stole” (with Eddie Campbell, Kitchen Sink, 1998) collected in Will Eisner’s The Spirit Archives Volume 27 (hc, 200 pages, Dark Horse, 2009, ISBN 1-56971-732-X)

Cherry Deluxe #1: “The Innkeeper’s Soul” (with Larry Welz, Cherry, 1998)

Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated #3: “The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch” (with Tony Daniel, Quantum Cat, 1998)

Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar (with Jouni Koponen, one-shot, Dream Haven, 1998)

Dark Horse:

 Harlequin Valentine (with John Bolton, graphic novel, hc, 40 pages, 2001, ISBN 1-56971-620-X)

 Murder Mysteries (with P. Craig Russell, graphic novel, hc, 64 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-56971-634-X)

 Creatures of the Night (with Michael Zulli, graphic novel, hc, 48 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-56971-936-5)

Little Walks for Sightseers Volume 16: “A Walking Tour of the Shambles” (with Gene Wolfe and Randy Broecker, graphic novel, tpb, 56 pages, American Fantasy Press, 2002, ISBN 0-9610352-6-9)

The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore: “True Things” (with Mark Buckingham, TwoMorrows, 2003)


  • Good Omens (1990) Co-authored by Terry Pratchett
  • Neverwhere (1996)
  • Stardust (1999)
  • American Gods (2001)
  • Coraline (2002)
  • Anasi Boys (2005)
  • InterWorld (2007)
  • The Graveyard Book (2008)
  • The Silver Dream (2013)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013)
  • Eternity’s Wheel (2015)

Children’s books

  • The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (with illustrations by Dave McKean, hardcover, 64 pages, White Wolf Publishing, 1997, ISBN 1-56504-199-2)
  • The Wolves in the Walls (with illustrations by Dave McKean, hardcover, 56 pages, HarperCollins, 2003, ISBN 0-380-97827-X)
  • Melinda (with illustrations by Dagmara Matuszak, softcover, 64 pages, Hill House, 2005, ISBN 0-931771-04-8)
  • MirrorMask (with illustrations by Dave McKean, hardcover, 80 pages, HarperCollins, 2005, ISBN 0-06-082109-4)
  • Odd and the Frost Giants (paperback, 112 pages, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2008, ISBN 0-7475-9538-0)
  • The Dangerous Alphabet (with illustrations by Gris Grimly, softcover, 32 pages, HarperCollins, 2008, ISBN 0-06-078333-8)
  • Blueberry Girl (with illustrations by Charles Vess, hardcover, 32 pages, HarperCollins, 2009, ISBN 0-06-083808-6)
  • Crazy Hair (with illustrations by Dave McKean, hardcover, 40 pages, HarperCollins, 2009, ISBN 0-06-057908-0)
  • Instructions (with illustrations by Charles Vess, hardcover, 40 pages, HarperCollins, 2010, ISBN 0-06-196030-6)
  • Chu’s Day (with illustrations by Adam Rex, hardcover, 32 pages, HarperCollins, 2013, ISBN 978-0062017819)
  • Fortunately, the Milk (with illustrations by Skottie Young, hardcover, 128 pages, HarperCollins, 2013, ISBN 978-0062224071)
  •  Fortunately, the Milk… (with illustrations by Chris Riddell, hardcover, 160 pages, Bloomsbury Children’s, 2013, ISBN 978-1408841761)
  •  Par bonheur, le lait… (French edition with illustrations by Boulet (comics), softcover, 130 pages, Au Diable Vauvert, 2015, ISBN 978-2846269681)
  • Chu’s First Day of School (with illustrations by Adam Rex, hardcover, 32 pages, HarperCollins, 2014, ISBN 978-0062223975)
  • Hansel and Gretel (with illustrations by Lorenzo Mattotti, hardcover, 56 pages, Bloomsbury, 2014, ISBN 978-1408861981)
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle (with illustrations by Chris Riddell, Bloomsbury, 2014, ISBN 978-1408859643)
  • Chu’s Day At The Beach (with illustrations by Adam Rex, hardcover, 36 pages, HarperFestival, 2016, ISBN 978-0062381248)
  • Cinnamon (with illustrations by Divya Srinivasan, hardcover, 40 pages, HarperCollins, 2017, ISBN 978-0062399618)

Short fiction and poetry


Angels and Visitations: A Miscellany (1993):

  •  “The Song of the Audience” (song)
  •  “Chivalry” (Grails, 1992)
  •  “Nicholas Was…” (Drabble II – Double Century, 1990)
  •  “Babycakes” (Taboo #4, 1990)
  •  “Troll Bridge” (Snow White, Blood Red, 1993)
  •  “Vampire Sestina” (Fantasy Tales 2, 1989)
  •  “Webs” (More Tales From the Forbidden Planet, 1990)
  •  “Six to Six” (Time Out, 1988)
  •  “A Prologue” (introduction to Mary Gentle collection Soldiers and Scholars, 1989)
  •  “Foreign Parts” (Words Without Pictures, 1990)
  •  “Cold Colours” (Midnight Graffiti, 1990)
  •  “Luther’s Villanelle”
  •  “The Mouse”
  •  “The Case Of The Four And Twenty Blackbirds” (Knave, 1984)
  •  “Virus” (Digital Dreams, 1990)
  •  “Looking For The Girl” (Penthouse, 1985)
  •  “Post-Mortem on Our Love”
  •  “Being an Experiment Upon Strictly Scientific Lines”
  •  “We Can Get Them For You Wholesale” (Knave, 1989)
  •  “Murder Mysteries” (Midnight Graffiti, 1992)

Smoke and Mirrors (1998):

  •  “Reading The Entrails: A Rondel” (The Fortune Teller, 1997)
  •  “The Wedding Present”
  •  “The Price” (Dark Terrors 3, 1997)
  •  “Don’t Ask Jack” (FAN, 1995)
  •  “The Goldfish Pool And Other Stories” (David Copperfield’s Beyond Imagination, 1996)
  •  “Eaten (Scenes From A Moving Picture)” (Off Limits, 1996)
  •  “The White Road” (Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, 1995)
  • “Queen Of Knives” (The 1995 World Horror Convention Program, 1995)
  •  “Changes”
  •  “The Daughter Of Owls” (Tales of the Unanticipated #18, 1997)
  •  “Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar” (The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy, 1998)
  •  “Virus” (Digital Dreams, 1990)
  •  “Looking For The Girl” (Penthouse, 1985)
  •  “Only The End Of The World Again” (Shadows Over Innsmouth, 1994)
  •  “Bay Wolf”
  •  “Fifteen Painted Cards From A Vampire Tarot” (The Art of the Vampire, 1998)
  •  “We Can Get Them For You Wholesale” (Knave, 1989)
  •  “One Life, Furnished In Early Moorcock” (Elric: Tales of the White Wolf, 1994)
  •  “The Sweeper Of Dreams” (FAN, 1996)
  • “Mouse” (Angels and Visitations, 1993)
  •  “The Sea Change” (FAN, 1995)
  •  “How Do You Think It Feels” (In the Shadow of the Gargoyle, 1998)
  •  “When We Went To See The End Of The World by Dawnie Morningside, Age 11 1/4”
  •  “Desert Wind”
  •  “Tastings” (Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, 1998)
  •  “Murder Mysteries” (Midnight Graffiti, 1992)
  •  “Snow, Glass, Apples” (Snow, Glass, Apples, 1995)

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (2006):

  • “A Study in Emerald” (Shadows Over Baker Street, 2003)
  •  “The Fairy Reel” (The Fairy Reel, 2004)
  •  “October in the Chair” (Conjunctions no. 39, 2002)
  •  “The Hidden Chamber” (Outsiders, 2005)
  •  “Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire” (Gothic!, 2004)
  •  “The Flints of Memory Lane” (Dancing with the Dark, 1997)
  •  “Closing Time” (McSweeney’s #10, 2002)
  •  “Going Wodwo” (The Green Man, 2002)
  •  “Bitter Grounds” (Mojo: Conjure Stories, 2003)
  •  “Other People” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 101, 2001)
  •  “Keepsakes and Treasures” (999, 1999)
  •  “Good Boys Deserve Favors” (Overstreet’s Fan Magazine, 1995)
  •  “The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch” (Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated #3, 1998)
  •  “Strange Little Girls” (Strange Little Girls, 2001)
  •  “Harlequin Valentine” (World Horror Convention Book, 1998)
  •  “Locks” (Silver Birch, Blood Moon, 1999)
  •  “The Problem of Susan” (Flights, 2004)
  •  “Instructions” (Wolf at the Door, 2000)
  •  “How Do You Think It Feels?” (In the Shadow of the Gargoyle, 1998)
  •  “My Life” (Sock Monkeys, 2002)
  •  “Fifteen Painted Cards from a Vampire Tarot” (The Art of the Vampire, 2008)
  •  “Feeders and Eaters” (Keep out of the Night, 2002)
  •  “Diseasemaker’s Croup” (The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, 2002)
  • “In the End” (Strange Kaddish, 1996)
  •  “Goliath” (, 1999)
  •  “Pages from a Journal Found in a Shoebox Left in a Greyhound Bus Somewhere Between Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Louisville, Kentucky” (Scarlet’s Walk, 2002)
  •  “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”
  •  “The Day the Saucers Came” (SpiderWords, 2006)
  •  “Sunbird” (Noisy Outlaws, 2005)
  •  “Inventing Aladdin” (Swan Sister, 2003)
  •  “The Monarch of the Glen” (Legends II, 2004)

M Is for Magic (for children) (2007):

  •  “The Case Of The Four And Twenty Blackbirds” (Knave, 1984)
  •  “Troll Bridge” (Snow White, Blood Red, 1993)
  • “Don’t Ask Jack” (FAN, 1995)
  •  “How To Sell The Ponti Bridge” (Imagine #24, 1985)
  •  “October In The Chair” (Conjunctions no. 39, 2002)
  •  “The Price” (Dark Terrors 3, 1997)
  •  “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” (Fragile Things, 2006)
  •  “Sunbird” (Noisy Outlaws, 2005)
  •  “The Witch’s Headstone” (Wizards, 2007)
  •  “Instructions” (Wolf at the Door, 2000)

Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Photographic Evidence (photography book with related short stories) (with Amanda Palmer, Kyle Cassidy, and Beth Hommel, 2009) ISBN 0-615-23439-9

A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff (2011):

  •  “Before You Read This” (with Todd Klein, 2009)
  •  “Featherquest” (Imagine #14, 1984)
  •  “Feminine Endings” (Four Letter Word, 2007)
  •  “Orange” (The Starry Rift, 2008)
  •  “Orphee” (Orphee album, 2000) 

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (2015)

  •  “Making A Chair” (An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer CD, 2011)
  •  “A Lunar Labyrinth” (Shadows of the New Sun, 2013)
  •  “The Thing About Cassandra” (Songs of Love and Death, 2010)
  •  “Down To A Sunless Sea” (The Guardian, 2013)
  •  “The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains…” (Stories, 2010)
  •  “My Last Landlady” (Off the Coastal Path, 2010)
  •  “Adventure Story” (McSweeney’s #40, 2012)
  • “Orange” (The Starry Rift, 2008)
  •  “A Calendar Of Tales” (A Calendar of Tales, 2013)
  •  “The Case Of Death And Honey” (A Study in Sherlock, 2011)
  •  “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury” (Shadow Show, 2012)
  •  “Jerusalem” (BBC Radio 4, 2007)
  •  “Click-Clack The Rattlebag” (Impossible Monsters, 2013)
  •  “An Invocation Of Incuriosity” (Songs of the Dying Earth, 2009)
  •  “And Weep, Like Alexander” (Fables of the Fountain, 2013)
  •  “Nothing O’Clock” (Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories, 2013)
  •  “Diamonds And Pearls: A Fairy Tale” (Who Killed Amanda Palmer, 2009)
  •  “The Return Of The Thin White Duke” (V Magazine, 2004)
  •  “Feminine Endings” (Four Letter Word, 2007)
  •  “Observing The Formalities” (Troll’s Eye View, 2009)
  •  “The Sleeper And The Spindle” (Rags and Bones, 2013)
  •  “Witch Work” (Under My Hat, 2012)
  •  “In Relig Odhráin” (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, 2011)
  •  “Black Dog”


  • “Manuscript Found In A Milkbottle”, Knave No. 8 (1985)
  • “I Cthulhu: or What’s a Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me Doing in a Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47°9′S, Longitude 126°43′W)?”, Dagon No. 16 (1987)
  • “Culprits Or Where Are They Now?” (with Kim Newman and Eugene Byrne), Interzone #40 (1990)
  • “Now we are Sick”, Now we are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse, eds. Gaiman and Stephen Jones (1991)
  • “An Honest Answer” (illustrated by Bryan Talbot), Windows No. 21 (1993)
  • “Cinnamon”, Overstreet’s Fan No. 4, Gemstone (1995)
  • “The False Knight on the Road” (illustrated by Charles Vess), The Book of Ballads and Sagas No. 1 (1996)
  • “The Shadow”, Half-Minute Horrors, ed. Susan Rich (2009)
  • “House”, (2013)
  • “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”, Rogues, eds. George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (2014)
  • “Kissing Song”, Uncanny Magazine (2014)

Standalone publications

How the Marquis Got His Coat Back (Headline, 64 pages, 2015, ISBN 1472235320)

 Collected in Rogues (anthology) (George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, 2014)

Illustrated editions

The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains (illustrated by Eddie Campbell, 2014)

Anthologies edited

Stories: All-New Tales (co-edited with Al Sarrantonio, 2010)

Unnatural Creatures (co-edited with Maria Dahvana Headley, 2013)


  • Duran Duran: The First Four Years of the Fab Five (biography of the pop group Duran Duran, Proteus Publishing, 1984, ISBN 0-86276-260-X)
  • Ghastly Beyond Belief (bad quotes from sci-fi novels, movies, and advertisements edited by Gaiman and Kim Newman, Arrow, 1985, ISBN 0-09-936830-7)
  • Don’t Panic: The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion (a guide to Douglas Adams’ ‘trilogy’, Titan, 1988, ISBN 0-671-66426-3)
  • Make Good Art (William Morrow, 2013, ISBN 0-062-26676-4)
  • The View from the Cheap Seats (William Morrow, 2016)
  • Norse Mythology (2017)
  • Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World, William Morrow, 2018, illustrated by Chris Riddell


  • Warning: Contains Language (stories read by Gaiman, music by McKean) – Gaiman, Neil (1995). Warning: Contains Language sound recording. DreamHaven Inc. ISBN 0-9630944-7-5.
  • Signal to Noise (2000) (audio drama with full cast and music)
  • Neil Gaiman: Live at the Aladdin, (video). CBLDF 2001.
  • American Gods (read by George Guidall) – Gaiman, Neil & Guidall, George, voice (2001). American Gods sound recording. Prince Frederick, Maryland: Recorded Books. ISBN 0-7887-9473-6.
  • Coraline (2002) (US ed. read by Gaiman, UK ed. by Dawn French) – American edition: Gaiman, Neil (2002). Coraline sound recording. New York: Harper Children’s Audio. ISBN 0-06-051048-X.
  • Two Plays for Voices (Snow, Glass, Apples, and Murder Mysteries with full cast & music) – Gaiman, Neil & voice cast (2002). Two Plays for Voices sound recording. New York: Harper Audio. ISBN 0-06-001256-0.
  •  Featuring the voices of Bebe Neuwirth, Martin Carey, Brian Dennehy, and Anne Bobby.
  • Stardust (2006) (read by Neil Gaiman) unabridged sound recording. ISBN 0-06-115392-3
  • Telling Tales (2003) (Neil tells us stories: A Writer’s Prayer; Harlequin Valentine; Boys and Girls Together; The Wedding Present, and In The End. Percussion by Robin Adnan Anders)
  • The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection (2004) (Children’s stories: “Wolves in the Walls”, “Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish”, “Cinnamon”, “Crazy Hair”)
  • Speaking in Tongues (2005) (contains “Daughter of Owls”, “Instructions”, “The Price”, “The Sea Change”, and “The Facts In the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch.”)
  • Where’s Neil When You Need Him? (2006) (Seventeen bands wrote songs based on Neil’s work for this disc. Dave McKean created the artwork and Neil wrote the liner notes)
  • Mr. Gaiman’s song-writing and collaboration are also featured on:
  •  Alice Cooper’s The Last Temptation
  •  The Flash Girls’ The Return of Pansy Smith & Violet Jones, Maurice & I and Play Each Morning Wild Queen
  •  Folk UnderGround’s Buried Things and Get Y’er Hands Off Me Booty!
  •  Olga Nunes’s Maps For The Open Road and A Dream of Gardens
  •  Lorraine-a-Malena’s Mirror, Mirror
  •  One Ring Zero’s As Smart As We Are
  •  The MirrorMask soundtrack “If I Apologised”
  • Fragile Things, (2006) (audiobook, read by Gaiman)
  • Nighty Night (2011) (six-song album with Amanda Palmer, Damian Kulash of OK Go, and Ben Folds performing as 8in8)
  • (Citation information is taken from WorldCat.) Neverwhere(2012) read by Neil Gaiman Isis Audiobooks


  • Princess Mononoke (1997) (Writer)
  • A Short Film About John Bolton (2003) (Writer/Director)
  • MirrorMask (2005) (Writer)
  • Stardust (2007) (Producer)
  • Beowulf (2007) (Writer/Executive Producer)
  • Coraline (2009)
  • Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie (2013) (Role)
  • The making of a Superhero Musical (2015) (Role)
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017) (Executive Producer)


  • MirrorMask: The Illustrated Film Script (with Dave McKean) (screenplay) (2005)
  • Beowulf: The Script Book (with Roger Avary) (screenplay) (2007)


  • Neverwhere (1996) (Creator/Writer of 6 episodes)
  • Babylon 5 (1998) (Writer)
  • 10 Minutes Tales (2009)(Writer/Director of an episode)
  • Arthur (2010) (Guest Role as himself)
  • Doctor Who (2011-2013) (Guest Writer of few episodes)
  • The Simpsons (2011) (Guest Role in an episode)
  • Lucifer (2016-18) (Voiceover Role in an episode)
  • Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories (2016) (Producer)
  • American Gods (2017) (Writer/Producer)
  • The Big Bang Theory (2018) (Guest Role in an Episode)
  • Good Omens (2019) (Writer/Producer/Role)

Video games

  • Wayward Manor (PC, Mac, iOS; game developed by The Odd Gentlemen; written by Gaiman, 2013)

Source: @scififx

Neil Gaiman Awards and Honors

From 1991 to 1993, Gaiman won Harvey Awards in the following categories:

  •  1991 Best Writer for The Sandman
  •  1992 Best Writer for The Sandman
  •  1993 Best Continuing or Limited Series for The Sandman

From 1991 to 2014, Gaiman won Locus Awards in the following categories:

  •  1991 Best Fantasy Novel (runner-up) for Good Omens by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  •  1999 Best Fantasy Novel (runner-up) for Stardust
  •  2002 Best Fantasy Novel for American Gods
  •  2003 Best Young Adult Book for Coraline
  •  2004 Best Novelette for “A Study in Emerald”
  •  2005 Best Short Story for “Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire”
  •  2006 Best Fantasy novel for Anansi Boys. The book was also nominated for a Hugo Award, but Gaiman asked for it to be withdrawn from the list, stating that he wanted to give other writers a chance and that it was really more fantasy than science fiction.
  •  2006 Best Short Story for “Sunbird”
  •  2007 Best Short Story for “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”
  •  2007 Best Collection for Fragile Things
  •  2009 Best Young Adult novel for The Graveyard Book
  •  2010 Best Short Story for An Invocation of Incuriosity, published in Songs of the Dying Earth
  •  2011 Best Short Story for The Thing About Cassandra, published in Songs of Love and Death
  •  2011 Best Novelette for The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains, published in Stories
  •  2014 Best Fantasy Novel for The Ocean at the End of the Lane

From 1991 to 2009, Gaiman won Eisner Awards in the following categories:

  •  1991 Best Continuing Series: Sandman, by Neil Gaiman and various artists (DC)
  •  1991 Best Graphic Album–Reprint: Sandman: The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman and various artists (DC)
  •  1991 Best Writer: Neil Gaiman, Sandman (DC)
  •  1992 Best Single Issue or Story: Sandman #22-#28: “Season of Mists,” by Neil Gaiman and various artists (DC)
  •  1992 Best Continuing Series: Sandman, by Neil Gaiman and various artists (DC)
  •  1992 Best Writer: Neil Gaiman, Sandman, Books of Magic (DC), Miracleman (Eclipse)
  •  1993 Best Continuing Series: Sandman by Neil Gaiman and various artists (DC)
  •  1993 Best Graphic Album–New: Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (VG Graphics/Dark Horse)
  •  1993 Best Writer: Neil Gaiman, Miracleman (Eclipse); Sandman (DC)
  •  1994 Best Writer: Neil Gaiman, Sandman (DC/Vertigo); Death: The High Cost of Living (DC/Vertigo)
  •  2000 Best Comics-Related Book: The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, by Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano (DC/Vertigo)
  •  2004 Best Short Story: “Death,” by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell, in The Sandman: Endless Nights (Vertigo/DC)
  •  2004 Best Anthology: The Sandman: Endless Nights, by Neil Gaiman and others, edited by Karen Berger and Shelly Bond (Vertigo/DC)
  •  2007 Best Archival Collection/Project–Comic Books: Absolute Sandman, vol. 1, by Neil Gaiman and various (Vertigo/DC)
  •  2009 Best Publication for Teens/Tweens: Coraline, by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

In 1991, Gaiman received an Inkpot Award at the San Diego Comic-Con International

From 2000 to 2004, Gaiman won Bram Stoker Awards in the following categories:

  •  2000 Best Illustrated Narrative for The Sandman: The Dream Hunters
  •  2001 Best Novel for American Gods
  •  2003 Best Work for Young Readers for Coraline
  •  2004 Best Illustrated Narrative for The Sandman: Endless Nights

From 2002 to 2016, Gaiman won Hugo Awards in the following categories:

  •  2002 Best Novel for American Gods
  •  2003 Best Novella for Coraline
  •  2004 Best Short Story for A Study in Emerald (in a ceremony the author presided over himself, having volunteered for the job before his story was nominated)
  •  2009 Best Novel for The Graveyard Book presented at the 2009 Worldcon in Montreal where he was also the Professional Guest of Honor.
  •  2012 Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) for “The Doctor’s Wife”
  •  2016 Best Graphic Story for The Sandman: Overture

From 2002 to 2003, Gaiman won Nebula Awards in the following categories:

  •  2002 Best Novel for American Gods
  •  2003 Best Novella for Coraline

From 2006 to 2010, Gaiman won British Fantasy Awards in the following categories:

  •  2006 Best Novel for Anansi Boys
  •  2007 British Fantasy Award, collection, for Fragile Things
  •  2009 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel shortlist for The Graveyard Book
  •  2010 British Fantasy Award, comic/graphic novel, Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, by Gaiman and Andy Kubert

In 2010, Gaiman won Shirley Jackson Awards in the following categories:

  •  2010 Best Novelette for “The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains”
  •  2010 Best Edited Anthology for Stories: All New Tales, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio (William Morrow)

1991 World Fantasy Award for short fiction for the Sandman issue, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, by Gaiman and Charles Vess

1991–1993 Comics Buyer’s Guide Award for Favorite Writer

1997–2000 Comics Buyer’s Guide Award for Favorite Writer nominations

1997 Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Defender of Liberty award

1999 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature for the illustrated version of Stardust

2003 British Science Fiction Association Award, short fiction, for Coraline

2004 Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Scenario for The Sandman: Season of Mists

2005 The William Shatner Golden Groundhog Award for Best Underground Movie, nomination for MirrorMask. The other nominated films were Green Street Hooligans, Nine Lives, Up for Grabs, and Opie Gets Laid.

2005 Quill Book Award for Graphic Novels for Marvel 1602

2006 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature for Anansi Boys

2007 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award

2007 Comic-Con Icon award presented at the Scream Awards.

2009 Newbery Medal for The Graveyard Book

2009 Audie Award: Children’s 8–12 and Audiobook of the year for the audio version of The Graveyard Book.

2009 The Booktrust Teenage Prize for The Graveyard Book

2010 Gaiman was selected as the Honorary Chair of National Library Week by the American Library Association.

2010 Carnegie Medal for The Graveyard Book, becoming the first author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same work.

2011 Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation (with Richard Clark) for The Doctor’s Wife

2012 Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of the Arts

2013 National Book Awards (British), Book of the Year winner for The Ocean at the End of the Lane

2016 University of St Andrews Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters 

2018 Nomination for the New Academy Prize in Literature.

2019 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, “celebrat[ing] authors who have given generously to other writers or to the broader literary community.” Gaiman was given the award “for advocating for freedom of expression worldwide and inspiring countless writers.”


Source: @vulture

Who is Neil Gaiman Married to?

Neil Gaiman has been married twice. He first married Mary McGrath in 1985. They had first met while McGrath was studying Scientology and living in a house in East Grinstead that was owned by Gaiman’s father. McGrath had given birth to their first child, Michael before they got married. Gaiman moved near Menomonie, Wisconsin in 1992 to be close with McGrath’s family. The couple shared 3 children together. The couple divorced in 2007. 

He also has a residence in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States.

He then started dating Amanda Palmer. The couple got engaged on 1 January 2010. They got married Amanda Palmer on 2 January 2011. Gaiman took Palmer’s middle name, MacKinnon, as one of his names. The couple shared a son together. The couple separated in May 2020. Palmer announced their separation in May 2020. Gaiman relocated to the UK. 

What is Neil Gaiman Net Worth?

Neil Gaiman is one of the reputed English writers in the world. He has written numerous popular short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His major income comes from his writing career. He has also occasionally produced, directed, and appeared in several films and tv series. He has also given several voice roles. His net worth is estimated at $18 million. 

How Tall is Neil Gaiman?

Neil Gaiman stands at a height of 1.78 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a body weight of 158.5 lbs i.e. 72 kg. He has a slim body build. He has hazel eyes and his hair color is black.

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