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Neil Gaiman
Gaiman in 2007
Born Neil Richard Gaiman
10 November 1960 (1960-11-10) (age 59)
Portchester, Hampshire, England
Occupation Novelist, graphic novelist and screenwriter
Nationality British
Period 1980s–present
Genres Fantasy, horror, science fiction, dark fantasy
Notable work(s) The Sandman, Neverwhere, American Gods, Stardust, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Spouse(s)
  • Mary McGrath (m. 1985–2007, divorced)
  • Amanda Palmer (m. 2011–present)

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman (/ˈɡmən/; born Neil Richard Gaiman; 10 November 1960) is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and movies. His known works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

He has won many awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008).

In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.

Gaiman is married to Amanda Palmer. He lives in Wisconsin and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has a son and two daughters by his ex-wife.

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