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.

Read on

£8.99
Paperback
10+ in stock
Available

After three years in prison, Shadow has served his time. But as the days and hours until his release tick away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before his release date, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States.

  • This item has been added to your basket
View basket Checkout

Our Bestselling Neil Gaiman Books

Good Omens
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Norse Mythology
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Neil Gaiman Reader
Added to basket
Pirate Stew
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Coraline
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Fortunately, the Milk . . .
Added to basket
American Gods
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Graveyard Book
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Stardust
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Neverwhere
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Norse Mythology
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
Good Omens
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Added to basket
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Added to basket
Neverwhere
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Art Matters
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
The Sleeper and the Spindle
Added to basket

Fiction Books by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
Norse Mythology
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
American Gods
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
American Gods
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Added to basket
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Added to basket
The Neil Gaiman Reader
Added to basket
Good Omens
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Good Omens
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Neverwhere
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Stardust
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Anansi Boys
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How the Marquis Got His Coat Back
Added to basket
Smoke and Mirrors
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Fragile Things
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

£12.99
Hardback
In stock
Available
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.
  • This item has been added to your basket
View basket Checkout

Children's Books by Neil Gaiman

Fortunately, the Milk . . .
Added to basket
Coraline
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Graveyard Book
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Graveyard Book
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Sleeper and the Spindle
Added to basket
The Sleeper and the Spindle
Added to basket
Odd and the Frost Giants
Added to basket
Odd and the Frost Giants
Added to basket
Hansel and Gretel
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Interworld
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Silver Dream
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Eternity's Wheel
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Unnatural Creatures
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
M is for Magic
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Part 1
Added to basket
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Part 2
Added to basket
Mirrormask
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Picture Books by Neil Gaiman

Pirate Stew
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Pirate Stew
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Pirate Stew
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Cinnamon
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Chu's Day
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Chu's First Day at School
Added to basket
Chu's Day at the Beach
Added to basket
The Wolves in the Walls
Added to basket
£9.99
Mixed media product
Instructions
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish
Added to basket
Crazy Hair
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Blueberry Girl
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback

Good Omens

Good Omens
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Illustrated Good Omens
Added to basket
Good Omens
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Good Omens
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Good Omens
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Good Omens
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Good Omens
Added to basket
£20.00
CD-Audio

The Sandman Series

Sandman Box Set
Added to basket
£200.00
Paperback
The Sandman
Added to basket
£40.00
Hardback
The Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book Two
Added to basket
The Sandman Volume 2
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Sandman Volume 3
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Sandman Volume 4
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Sandman Volume 6: 30th Anniversary Edition
Added to basket
Absolute Sandman Overture
Added to basket
The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 2
Added to basket
The Sandman Omnibus Volume 3
Added to basket

Special Editions

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Added to basket
American Gods
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Black Dog
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Monarch of the Glen
Added to basket
Anansi Boys
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Neverwhere
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Sleeper and the Spindle
Added to basket
Good Omens
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Coraline
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback

Graphic Novels

Snow, Glass, Apples
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Added to basket
Troll Bridge
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Marvel 1602: 10th Anniversary Edition
Added to basket
Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice #1
Added to basket
Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice #2
Added to basket
Batman
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days
Added to basket
Neil Gaiman's Eternals
Added to basket
Coraline
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback

Non-Fiction by Neil Gaiman

Art Matters
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
Art Matters
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The View from the Cheap Seats
Added to basket
The Art of Neil Gaiman
Added to basket

Audio Editions

Norse Mythology
Added to basket
£13.25
CD-Audio
Good Omens
Added to basket
£20.00
CD-Audio
Anansi Boys
Added to basket
£20.00
CD-Audio
Neverwhere
Added to basket
£20.00
CD-Audio
Stardust
Added to basket
£13.25
CD-Audio

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."