Neil Gaiman

Known by his colleague, co-author and regular illustrative collaborator Chris Riddell as the ‘wise wizard’, Neil Gaiman is amongst Britain’s foremost writers of fantasy and graphic novels; blending mythologies, folklore and urban legend in a diverse portfolio that embraces the ground-breaking graphic novel series The Sandman, contemporary children’s classics, The Graveyard Book and Coraline and adult fiction including Stardust, Neverwhere and the masterpiece that is American Gods.

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Fortunately, the Milk . . .
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Art Matters
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Neverwhere
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Neil Gaiman's Eternals
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An irresistible mix of the fantastical and the everyday, this graphic novel collaboration from the creators of Snow, Glass, Apples follows the exploits of an elderly widow who unwittingly purchases the holy grail from a second-hand shop.

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The Neil Gaiman Reader
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How the Marquis Got His Coat Back
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Fragile Things
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Good Omens

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Good Omens
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Good Omens
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Good Omens
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A riotous, pirate-packed adventure awaits in this hilarious tale of eccentric babysitting, flying ships and doughnut feasts, from the superstars of storytelling and illustration.
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Children's Books by Neil Gaiman

Fortunately, the Milk . . .
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Coraline
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The Graveyard Book
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The Sleeper and the Spindle
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Odd and the Frost Giants
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Odd and the Frost Giants
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Hansel and Gretel
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Interworld
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The Silver Dream
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Eternity's Wheel
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Unnatural Creatures
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M is for Magic
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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Part 1
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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Part 2
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Mirrormask
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Picture Books by Neil Gaiman

Pirate Stew
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Cinnamon
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Chu's Day
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Chu's First Day at School
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Chu's Day at the Beach
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The Wolves in the Walls
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Instructions
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The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish
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Crazy Hair
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Blueberry Girl
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The Sandman Series

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Sandman Box Set
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The Sandman
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The Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book Two
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The Sandman Book One
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The Sandman Volume 2
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The Sandman Book Two
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The Sandman Volume 3
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The Sandman Book Three
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Sandman Volume 4, The :
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The Sandman Book Four
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Sandman Volume 6: 30th Anniversary Edition
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Graphic Novels

Snow, Glass, Apples
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Chivalry
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How to Talk to Girls at Parties
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Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice #1
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Non-Fiction by Neil Gaiman

Art Matters
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Art Matters
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The View from the Cheap Seats
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Norse Mythology
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Neverwhere
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The Waterstones Podcast

From page to stage or screen (or beyond); we look at the art of adaptation with Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood and R.J. Palacio.

Biography

A self-confessed "feral child who was raised in libraries", Neil Gaiman’s career began in England as a journalist and biographer (his first works were biographies of Duran Duran and Douglas Adams). Discovering a talent for creative pastiche, he moved into penning graphic novels, collaborating with David McKean on the DC series Black Orchid.


Mr Sandman

Gaiman paired up with McKean again for the series which made his name. Beginning, famously, with the words "wake up", the first issue of The Sandman quickly became a cult phenomenon. Headily imaginative and visually arresting, the original comic spawned a further 75 issues, involving collaboration with artists including Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson, Shawn McManus, Marc Hempel, and Michael Zulli.


The Old Gods and the New

Moving into prose fiction in the early Nineties, Gaiman’s first novel, the anarchically funny Good Omens, was written in collaboration with Terry Pratchett for his Discworld series. He followed this with his first solo novel, Neverwhere (described in one review as ‘the sort of book Terry Pratchett might produce if he spent a month locked in a cellar with Franz Kafka’). Gaiman’s lifelong love of post-modern metamorphosed mythology undoubtedly achieved full-flight in his sprawling contemporary satirical epic, American Gods. Now a major television series, the novel was praised by The Times for its ‘wit and sense of the marvellous’, imagining ancient deities forced into conflict with a host of new and powerful gods reflecting a new America entranced by media, celebrity, technology, and drugs.


Worlds within Worlds

Gaiman’s fiction has steadily encompassed ever more creative territory, with the author turning his hand to an elaborate collection of fantasy novels and short stories including Stardust, Anansi Boys, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Smoke and Mirrors as well as a recent return to gods behaving badly for his reimagining of Norse Mythology. This has come alongside popular books for children ranging from gothic delights The Graveyard Book (for which he won the prestigious Carnegie Medal) and Coraline to illustrated fairy tales Odd and the Frost Giants and The Sleeper and The Spindle.

Ever on the lookout for stories ripe for reinvention, it’s difficult to predict where Gaiman’s eye will fall next, he says: "There’s a real joy in passing these things on. It’s like being given something that belongs to humanity and polishing it and cleaning it up and putting it back out there."