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Neil Gaiman bibliography

Neil Gaiman autographing a copy of Coraline, National Book Fair, Washington, D.C., 2005

Active period1984–present
William Morrow1999–present

This is a list of works by Neil Gaiman.


UK publishers[edit]

Titles published by various British publishers include:

  • Fleetway:
    • 2000 AD:
      • The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks (tpb, 160 pages, Rebellion Developments, 2008, ISBN 1-905437-81-1) includes:
    • 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)
  • Knockabout:
    • 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[edit]

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:
    • 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)
      • 9-11Volume 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:
    • 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[edit]

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)[4]
  • Clive Barker's Hellraiser #20: "Wordsworth" (with Dave McKean, Epic, 1993)
  • Image:
    • 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)
  • Marvel:
    • 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 SightseersVolume 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)

Novels and children's books[edit]


YearTitleCo-author(s)SeriesPublisherISBNNotes and awards
1990Good OmensTerry PratchettWorkman Publishing0-89480-853-2
(Hardcover, 354 pages)
  • Locus and World Fantasy nominees for Best Novel, 1991[7]
1996NeverwhereBBC Books0-7472-6668-9
(Hardcover, 287 pages)
  • Based on Gaiman's script for the BBC miniseries.
1999StardustWilliam Morrow0-380-97728-1
(Hardcover, 256 pages)
  • Locus Fantasy Award nominee, 1999[8]
2001American GodsWilliam Morrow0-380-97365-0
(Hardcover, 480 pages)
  • Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker and Locus Awards winner, 2002;[9]
  • British Science Fiction Award nominee, 2001;[10]
  • British and World Fantasy Award nominee, 2002.[9]
(Hardcover, 176 pages)
  • With illustrations by Dave McKean
  • 2003 Hugo, Stoker, Locus and British SF Award winner
  • 2004 Nebula Award winner
2005Anansi BoysHarperCollins0-06-051518-X
(Hardcover, 352 pages)
  • British and Locus Fantasy Awards winner, 2006[11]
2007InterWorldMichael ReavesInterWorldHarperCollins0-06-123896-1
(Hardcover, 256 pages)
2008The Graveyard BookHarperCollins0-06-053092-8
(Hardcover, 320 pages)
  • 2009 Hugo Awards winner, Newbery Medal
  • British Fantasy and World Fantasy Awards nominee, 2009[12]
2013The Silver DreamMichael Reaves, Mallory ReavesInterWorldHarperCollins0-06-206796-8
(Hardcover, 288 pages)
2013The Ocean at the End of the LaneWilliam Morrow0-06-225565-5
(Hardcover, 192 pages)
*2013 National Book Awards (British), Book of the Year[13]
2015Eternity's WheelMichael Reaves, Mallory ReavesInterWorldHarperCollins0-393-60909-7
(Hardcover, 304 pages)

Children's books[edit]

  • 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)[16]
  • Fortunately, the Milk (with illustrations by Skottie Young, hardcover, 128 pages, HarperCollins, 2013, ISBN 978-0062224071)[17]
    • Fortunately, the Milk... (with illustrations by Chris Riddell, hardcover, 160 pages, Bloomsbury Children's, 2013, ISBN 978-1408841761)[18]
    • 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)

Short fiction and poetry[edit]


  • Angels and Visitations: A Miscellany (1993)
  • Smoke and Mirrors (1998):
    • "Reading The Entrails: A Rondel" (The Fortune Teller, 1997)
    • "The Wedding Present"
    • "Chivalry" (Grails, 1992)
    • "Nicholas Was..." (Drabble II - Double Century, 1990)
    • "The Price" (Dark Terrors 3, 1997)
    • "Troll Bridge" (Snow White, Blood Red, 1993)
    • "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)
    • "Cold Colors" (Midnight Graffiti, 1990)
    • "The Sweeper Of Dreams" (FAN, 1996)
    • "Foreign Parts" (Words Without Pictures, 1990)
    • "Vampire Sestina" (Fantasy Tales 2, 1989)
    • "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)
    • "Babycakes" (Taboo #4, 1990)
    • "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" (whatisthematrix.com, 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)
    • "Chivalry" (Grails, 1992)
    • "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 (photographic book with related short stories) (with Kyle Cassidy and Beth Hommel, 2009)
  • Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (2015):[19]
    • "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"


  • "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), Wiindows 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", Tor.com (2013)
  • "How the Marquis Got His Coat Back", Rogues, eds. George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (2014)
  • "Kissing Song", Uncanny Magazine (2014)

Illustrated editions[edit]

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

Anthologies edited[edit]


  • 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 sc-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)[20]
  • The View from the Cheap Seats (William Morrow, 2016)
  • Norse Mythology (2017)


  • 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. 
  • 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 Disappearance 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 is also featured on:
  • Fragile Things, (2006) (audio book, read by Gaiman)
  • Nighty Night (2011) (six-song album with Amanda Palmer, Damian Kulash of OK Go, and Ben Folds performing as 8in8)[21]

(Citation information taken from WorldCat.) Neverwhere(2012) read by Neil Gaiman Isis Audio books



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


Video games[edit]

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


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As a child and a teenager, Gaiman grew up reading the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and G.K. Chesterton. He later became a fan of science fiction, reading the works of authors as diverse as Samuel R. Delany, Roger Zelazny, Harlan Ellison and especially Gene Wolfe.

Although Jewish, he was educated at several Church of England schools. There he studied both standard school topics as well as religion classes. At the same time, he trained to become Bar Mitzvah with an Orthodox Jewish cantor. This training gave him a wide background in both Jewish and Christian theology, which he incorporates heavily into his works, perhaps most notably in Sandman.

Gaiman's father is a Scientologist.

In the early 1980s Gaiman pursued journalism as a means to learn about the world and make connections that he hoped would later assist him in getting published, conducting interviews and writing book reviews. During this time he wrote his first book in 1984, a now sought-after biography of the band Duran Duran, Ghastly Beyond Belief with Kim Newman, a book of quotations, and interviews and articles for many English magazines including Knave magazine. In the late 1980s he wrote Don't Panic: The Official Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Companion in what he calls a "classic English humour" style; following on from that he wrote the opening of what would become his collaboration with Terry Pratchett on the comic novel Good Omens, about the impending apocalypse. [1]

After forming a friendship with famed comic book scribe Alan Moore, Gaiman started writing comics. He wrote two British graphic novels with his favorite collaborator and long time friend Dave McKean: Violent Cases and Signal to Noise. Afterwards, he landed a job with DC Comics;his first work being the limited series Black Orchid.

He has written a plethora of comics for several publishers, but his best-known work is the comics series The Sandman, which chronicles the tale of Morpheus, the personification of Dream. (See The Endless). The series started a small cultural sensation, gathering a devout following and making comic books respectable to many new audiences. The series began in 1987 and ended in 1996 when Gaiman ended the successful series as he had intended; a first for near-mainstream comics. All 75 issues of the regular series have been collected into 10 volumes that are still in print and selling well.

In 1989, Gaiman published The Books of Magic (collected in 1991), a four-part mini-series that provided a tour of the mythological and magical parts of the DC Universe through a frame story about an English teenager who discovers that he has a destiny as the world's greatest wizard. The miniseries was popular, and sired an ongoing series, also called The Books of Magic, written by John Ney Reiber. Many people have noted similarities between series protagonist Tim Hunter and the later and more famous Harry Potter; when referring to this similarity, Gaiman indicates that the young man as sorcerer has precedent in literature.

Gaiman also writes songs, poems and novels, and wrote the 1997 BBC dark fantasy television series Neverwhere, which he later adapted into a novel. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie MirrorMask with his old friend Dave McKean for McKean to direct. In addition, he wrote the English language script to the anime movie Princess Mononoke.

Gaiman is a Board Member as well as an active supporter of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and he regularly participates in fundraisers for the group including creating materials such as the original Snow, Glass, Apples along with a book called "Gods and Tulips" of which the CBLDF owns the copyright.

In February 2001, when Gaiman had completed writing American Gods, his publishers set up a promotional web site featuring a weblog (some time before they became as popular as they are now) in which Gaiman described the day-to-day process of revising, publishing, and promoting the novel. After the novel was published, the web site evolved into a more general Official Neil Gaiman Web Site, and as of 2005 Gaiman still regularly adds to the weblog, describing the day-to-day process of being Neil Gaiman and writing, revising, publishing, or promoting whatever the current project is. The original American Gods blog was extracted for publication in the New England Science Fiction Association Press collection of Gaiman miscellany, Adventures in the Dream Trade.

Gaiman received a World Fantasy Award for short fiction in 1991 for the Sandman issue, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (see Dream Country). (Due to a subsequent rules change disqualifying comics for that category, Gaiman is the only writer to win that award for a comics script.) He received the 2002 Hugo Award for outstanding novel for American Gods, which also won the 2002 Nebula Award. In 2003 Coraline won the best novella award. In 2004, his short story "A Study in Emerald" won another Hugo (in a ceremony the author presided over himself, having volunteered for the job before his story was nominated). In addition, he has won 13 Eisner Awards for his comics work, two Nebula Awards and three World Horror Awards. Stardust won the Mythopoeic Award.

Gaiman has also written at least three drafts of a screenplay adaptation of Nicholson Baker's novel The Fermata for director Robert Zemeckis, although the project remains stalled while Zemeckis made Polar Express and the Gaiman- Roger Avary written Beowulf film.

Gaiman forged an intense friendship with singer Tori Amos in the early nineties. Before she met stardom, she sent him a demo tape of her album Little Earthquakes, and they became fast friends. As such, he is constantly mentioned (often rather cryptically) in at least one of her songs on each of her albums. He also wrote the forewords to several of her tour programs as well as short stories to accompany her album Strange Little Girls and Scarlet's Walk. (Excerpts appeared in the album booklet.) Some of her lyrical mentions:

* "If you need me, me and Neil'll be hangin' out with the dream king / Neil said hi, by the way" ("Tear In Your Hand," 1992)
* "Where's Neil when you need him?" ("Space Dog," 1994)
* "Will you find me if Neil makes me a tree?" ("Horses," 1996)�Gaiman based the character of the talking tree in Stardust on Amos at her request after Neil stayed with her while beginning work on the novel
* "Where are the Velvets?" ("Hotel," 1998)�the Velvets being vampire-like characters from Gaiman's novel Neverwhere
* "Get me Neil on the line... / have him read Snow, Glass, Apples" ("Carbon," 2002)

Gaiman is also a friend of science fiction and comic book writer J. Michael Straczynski, creator of the television series Babylon 5. As such there is a species of aliens on that series called the Gaim; their heads closely resemble the helmet worn by Gaiman's Sandman character. However Straczynski has stated the aliens' appearance was based more on gas masks than on the King of Dreams' helm (itself inspired by the gas mask worn by the original World-War-2-era Sandman), and that the name came after the resemblance was noted. Gaiman is also the only writer other than Straczynski to have contributed to the series' final three seasons; he wrote the season 5 episode "Day of the Dead".

In 2002, Neil Gaiman filed and won a lawsuit against Todd McFarlane involving three supporting Spawn characters: Cogliostro, Medieval Spawn, and Angela. In 1991 McFarlane had asked Gaiman (as well as other recognized authors like Frank Miller and Dave Sim) to write one issue of his Spawn series. While doing so, Gaiman introduced the three previously-mentioned characters. McFarlane had agreed that Gaiman was not signing away any rights but later claimed that Gaiman's work had been work-for-hire and that McFarlane owned all of Gaiman's creations entirely. McFarlane had also refused to pay Gaiman for the volumes of Gaiman's work he republished and kept in print. Gaiman won a sizeable judgement against McFarlane and against Image Comics.

As of 2005 he has completed a new novel, titled Anansi Boys which had a worldwide simultaneous release. The book deals with Anansi ('Mr. Nancy'), a character from American Gods, who dies at the beginning of the novel. Specifically it traces the relationship of his two sons, one semi-divine and the other an unaware Englishman, as they explore their common heritage. It hit the New York Times bestseller list at number one [2].

In 2006, he will return to Marvel to work on a remake of Jack Kirby's the Eternals.

Robert Zemeckis shot the performances a film of Beowulf, based on a script by Gaiman and Roger Avary, starring Ray Winstone and Angelina Jolie which was released in October 2007. Gaiman may also direct the film adaptation of Death: The High Cost of Living. Matthew Vaughn directed the film adaptation of Stardust. Henry Selick is directing a stop-motion version of Coraline.

Date of Birth: 11/10/1960
Birthplace: Portchester, England

Website: http://www.neilgaiman.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/neilhimself

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  • 1991 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Writer: (Sandman [DC])
  • 1992 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Writer: (Sandman [DC], Books of Magic [DC], and Miracleman [Eclipse])
  • 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Writer: (Miracleman [Eclipse], Sandman [DC])
  • 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer/Artist Team: (Signal to Noise (VG Graphics/Dark Horse) - with Dave McKean)
  • 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer/Artist Team: ("A Game of You," in Sandman #32-37 (DC Comics) - with Shawn McManus)
  • 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer/Artist Team: ("Brief Lives," in Sandman #41-49 (DC Comics) - with Jill Thompson)
  • 1994 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Writer: (Sandman [DC/Vertigo] and Death: The High Cost of Living [DC/Vertigo])
  • 1996 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer: (The Sandman [DC/Vertigo])
  • 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer: (The Sandman; Death: The Time of Your Life [DC/Vertigo])
  • 2007 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Bob Clampett Humanitarian

Neil Gaiman's middle name is Richard.

Father of Holly Gaiman.

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