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Neil Gaiman

He is the No.1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of more than 45 books, graphic novels, and short stories, as well as the creator of films and television for all ages.

Many of Neil Gaiman’s books, including Stardust and Coraline, have been made into films or theatre productions; Neverwhere has been adapted for TV and radio; American Gods is an Emmy-nominated television series and the National Theatre production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane (UK National Book Awards 2013 Book of the Year) transferred to the West End in 2021 for a successful run, before announcing a UK and Ireland tour which will begin in December 2022. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is the first major play adaptation of Neil’s work.

In 2017, he became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. He received a Doctor of Letters from the University of St Andrews, is a Professor in the Arts at Bard College and is a Royal Society of Literature fellow. 


Showrunner for the adaptation of Good Omens (co-authored with the late Sir Terry Pratchett); writer on two episodes of Doctor Who; and appearances in The Simpsons as himself as well in ArthurThe Big Bang Theory and Lucifer. The TV series The Sandman is an adaptation of his bestselling sequence of graphic novels. According to the BBC, The Sandman is one of the ‘100 Novels That Shaped Our World’ and all three seasons of the Audible adaptation have been New York Times and Amazon Bestsellers.


  • Writers for Writers Award
  • Hugo Award
  • Locus Award
  • Bram Stoker Award
  • Neil Gaiman is the first author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same work.


(Updated October 2022)