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Neil Gaiman

Biography

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the author of the New York Times bestselling A VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, CORALINE, NEVERWHERE and the Sandman series of graphic novels, among other works. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Will Eisner Awards. His novel AMERICAN GODS will be a TV series airing in 2017. Originally from England, he lives in the United States, where he is a professor at Bard College.

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Books by Neil Gaiman

by Neil Gaiman - Essays, Nonfiction

An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS brings together for the first time ever more than 60 pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics --- offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved and influential artists of our time.

Written by Neil Gaiman with illustrations from Divya Srinivasan - Culture, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction
by Neil Gaiman - Fiction, Mythology

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In NORSE MYTHOLOGY, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki --- son of a giant --- blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs and giants.

written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new, as well as the beautiful and the wicked, to tell a brilliant version of Snow White's (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty's (almost) stories. This story was originally published (without illustrations) in RAGS & BONES. This is the first time it is being published as an illustrated, stand-alone edition, and the book is a beautiful work of art.

written by Neil Gaiman; read by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh, Adjoa Andoh, Peter Forbes, John Sessions, Michael Maloney, Sean Baker and Jane Collingwood - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

It was the closest kingdom to the queen's, as the crow flies, but not even the crows flew it. You may think you know this story. There's a young queen, about to be married. There are some good, brave, hardy dwarfs; a castle, shrouded in thorns; and a princess, cursed by a witch, so rumor has it, to sleep forever. But no one is waiting for a noble prince to appear on his trusty steed here. This fairy tale is spun with a thread of dark magic, which twists and turns and glints and shines. A queen might just prove herself a hero, if a princess needs rescuing...

by Neil Gaiman - Fiction, Short Stories

In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. TRIGGER WARNING includes previously published pieces of short fiction --- stories, verse, and a very special "Doctor Who" story that was written for the 50th anniversary of the beloved series in 2013 --- as well as “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of AMERICAN GODS, exclusive to this collection.

by Neil Gaiman - Fantasy, Fiction
Once upon a time in a rural English town, an 11-year-old girl named Lettie Hempstock shows a little boy the most marvelous, dangerous and outrageous things beyond his darkest imagination. But an ancient power has been disturbed, and now invasive creatures from beyond the known world are set loose. There is primal horror here, and menace unleashed --- within the boy's family and from the forces that have gathered to consume it.
by Neil Gaiman - Graphic Novel

Distraughtby the kidnapping and presumed death of her son, and believing Morpheus to be responsible, Lyta Hall calls the ancient wrath of the Furies down upon him.

Written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Various - Graphic Novel

Improbably caught in a June blizzard, two wayward compatriots stumble upon a mysterious inn and learn that they are in the middle of a "reality storm."

Written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Jill Thompson and Vince Locke - Graphic Novel

Older and more powerful than the gods themselves, the Endless are a dysfunctional family of cosmic beings that have ruled over the realms of dream, desire, despair, destiny, destruction, death, and delirium since the beginning of time.

Written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated Various - Graphic Novel

The fantastical epic of Morpheus, the King of Dreams, continues as he observes and interacts with an odd assortment of historical and fictional characters throughout time.

by Neil Gaiman - Graphic Novel

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 installment of the SANDMAN series.

by Neil Gaiman and Various - Graphic Novel

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

Written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg - Graphic Novel

An occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead.

Written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Various - Graphic Novel

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.

Written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Various - Graphic Novel

During Morpheus's incarceration, three dreams escaped the Dreaming and are now loose in the waking world.

written and read by Neil Gaiman - Audiobook, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack --- who has already killed Bod's family . . .

by Neil Gaiman - Graphic Novel

When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house, strangely similar to her own (only better). At first, things seem marvelous. But there's another mother there and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and all the tools she can find if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

This beloved tale has now become a visual feast. Acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell brings Neil Gaiman's enchanting nationally bestselling children's book CORALINE to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.

by Neil Gaiman - Fantasy, Fiction

Mythology and modern times collide again in this masterpiece from Neil Gaiman. This follow-up to American Gods is equal parts humorous, terrifying, adventurous, and epic in the standard mythological style --- but it is also an intimate story about the beauty, and danger, of family.

written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean
by Neil Gaiman - Fantasy, Fiction

In the English countryside at the dawn of the Victorian era lies a secluded hamlet called Wall. But every nine years, the leisurely pace of life is interrupted, as the mortal and magical meet for a market fair like no other. It is here that Tristan Thorn loses his heart to the town beauty. To gain her hand, Tristan rashly vows to fetch a fallen star --- and embarks on a quest that will carry him into a world beyond his wildest dreams.