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									Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
Novelist Neil Gaiman has sent a British businessman tumbling into a fantastic underworld and had a devil and angel comically conspiring to thwart the Apocalypse. He found his biggest success, though, in Death, Dreams and Destruction -- and the four other similarly named siblings who controlled the reins of the human race's emotional impulses in his graphic-novel series The Sandman, a wholesale rejuvenation of graphic fiction that had everyone from Tori Amos to Norman Mailer spinning with, yes, Delirium.

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Fact File

Name:
Neil Gaiman
Current Home:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:
Portchester, England
Education:
Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Awards:
Eagle Award for Violent Cases, 1988; Eagle Award for best writer of U.S. comics, 1990; World Fantasy Award for "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 1991; Bram Stoker Award for American Gods, Horror Writers Association, 2001

*  Neil Gaiman's official web site




The Latest From Gaiman

Selected Works

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								The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch, Author: 
								Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli (Illustrator).

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The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch
by Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli (Illustrator)
Come, come and hear of the strange and terrible tale of Miss Finch, an exacting woman befallen by mystery and abduction deep under the streets of London! Gaiman delivers another stunning hardcover graphic novel with longtime collaborator Michael Zulli. This is the first comics adaptation of his popular story "The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch," which saw print only in the U.K. edition of Gaiman's award-winning work Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions and was recently interpreted for his Speaking in Tongues CD. The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch is a "mostly true story" that combines the author's trademark magic realism with Zulli's sumptuous paintings, and has been newly rewritten for this hardcover.
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								Stardust, Author: 
								Neil Gaiman.
*  Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990)
*  The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes (1991)
*  Stardust (1999)
*  American Gods (2001)
*  Adventures in the Dream Trade (2002)
*  Creatures of the Night (2004)
*  The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (2004)
*  Marvel 1602 (2004)
*  MirrorMask: The Illustrated Film Script (2005)
*  Anansi Boys (2005)
*  InterWorld (2007)
*  The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch (2007)

*  See the Neil Gaiman chronology


Gaiman in Stereo

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								Two Plays for Voices, Author: 
								Neil Gaiman.

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Two Plays for Voices
by Neil Gaiman
Gaiman adapted two of his short stories as plays that appeared on SciFi.com's Seeing Ear Theatre: "Snow Glass Apples" and "Murder Mysteries." In the former, Bebe Neuwirth stars as a queen forced to match wits with an inhuman child. In the latter, Brian Dennehy features in a noir about the first murder in heaven's City of Angels. The stories originally appeared in Smoke and Mirrors.

*  Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions   by Neil Gaiman



A Guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide

In an interview with the web site Scifi.com, Gaiman recalls his favorite memory of sci-fi guru Douglas Adams: "My favorite memory of Douglas was when I was doing a Hitchhiker's Guide companion, Don't Panic. When I was in his office, going through his filing cabinets and looking at BBC scripts and so on and so forth -- all the Hitchhiker material. His mother had come to stay. She'd gone off and had a bath. And all of a sudden there was a banging on the door. And she was shouting, 'Douglas, Douglas, I can't find a towel.' Douglas was walking around the house, looking for a towel. I said to him, 'There's a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy moment for you.' And he said, 'Don't you dare put that into the book.' I loved the idea, that Douglas Adams was walking around unable to find his towel."

*  Check out the updated edition of Don't Panic




The First Solo Novel

Stories for Children

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								Neverwhere, Author: 
								Neil Gaiman.

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Neverwhere
by Neil Gaiman
Gaiman's first novel, a comic apocalypse story (that's right) with Terry Pratchett called Good Omens, is still among his most popular; he later struck out on his own for Neverwhere, which was originally a six-part series for the BBC. It's an engrossing story that begins when a London businessman finds that he has been erased from the earth.

*Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch  by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, David Frampton (Illustrator)
*Read an excerpt from Neverwhere
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								Coraline, Author: 
								Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator).

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Coraline
by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator)
Gaiman introduces a solemn, admirable heroine in Coraline, the creepy story of a girl who finds herself being courted by her Other Mother in a bizarro land on the other side of a dead-end door in her parents' house. Gaiman collaborated with illustrator Dave McKean on an earlier book for children in 1996.

*The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish  by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator)
*Read an excerpt from Coraline