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LibGuide about author Neil Gaiman and his works

Neil Gaiman in 2013

Neil Gaiman in 2014

SOME of the Many Awards Gaiman has Won (Does not include the numerous nominations!)

  • Hugo Award, 2020, for Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form, for Good Omens (2019)
  • Dragon Award, 2019, for Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series, for Good Omens
  • Rhysling Award for Long Poem, SF Poetry Association, for The Mushroom Hunters, 2018
  • Book of the Year, Specsavers National Book Awards, 2013, for The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
  • Hugo Award, 2012, for episode of Doctor Who (#6.4) entitled "The Doctor's Wife," 2012
  • Writer's Award, SFX Awards UK, 2012, for episode of Doctor Who (#6.4) entitled "The Doctor's Wife," 2012
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Award For Literature, 2010
  • CILIP Carnegie medal for The Graveyard Book, 2010
  • Boston Public Library Literary Lights For Children, 2010
  • John Newbery Medal for the year's most outstanding contribution to children's literature, American Library Association, for The Graveyard Book, 2009
  • Locus Award for best young adult book, Locus magazine, for The Graveyard Book, 2009
  • Galaxy Award (China) for most popular foreign author, 2009, 2010
  • Hugo Award, 2008, for Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form, for Stardust (2007)
  • Locus Award for best collection, for Fragile Things, 2007
  • August Derleth Award, British Fantasy Society, for Anansi Boys, 2006
  • Black Tulip Award for Best Feature Debut, Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 2006, for Mirrormask (2005).
  • Geffen Award, Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy, for Smoke and Mirrors, 2004
  • Bram Stoker Award for best illustrated novel, Horror Writers Association, for The Sandman: Endless Nights, 2004
  • British Science Fiction Association Award for best short fiction, BSFA, for The Wolves in the Walls, 2004
  • Prix Tam Tam Award, for Coraline, 2003
  • Hugo Award for best novella, World Science Fiction Convention, for Coraline, 2003
  • Bram Stoker Award for best work for young readers, Horror Writers Association, for Coraline, 2003
  • Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, Wisconsin Library Association, for Coraline, 2003
  • Bram Stoker Award for best novel, Horror Writers Association, for American Gods, 2002
  • British Science Fiction Association Award for best short fiction, for Coraline, 2003
  • Hugo Award for best science fiction/fantasy novel, World Science Fiction Convention, for American Gods, 2002
  • Mythopoeic Award for best novel for adults, Mythopoeic Society, for Stardust, 1999
  • MacMillan Silver Pen Award, English PEN, for Smoke and Mirrors, 1999
  • Defender of Liberty Award, Comic Legal Defense Fund, 1997
  • Lucca Best Writer Prize, Lucca Comics, 1997
  • GLAAD Award for best comic, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, for Death: The Time of Your Life, 1996
  • Gem Award, Diamond Distributors, 1993
  • Will Eisner Comics Industry Award for best writer, Comic Con International, 1992
  • World Fantasy Award for short story, World Fantasy Convention, for Sandman #19: “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” 1991
  • Harvey Award for best writer, Harvey Awards Executive Committee, 1990, 1991
  • Eagle Award for best writer of American comics, U.K. Comic Expo, 1990
  • Eagle Award for best graphic novel, U.K. Comic Expo, for Violent Cases, 1988
  • Mekon Award, Society of Strip Illustrators, for Violent Cases, 1988


Neil Gaiman is a remarkably popular and accomplished British author and creator. His writing career spans nearly four decades. And in that time, Gaiman has successfully won acclaim writing in multiple genres, formats, and even age ranges. He has written fiction, non-fiction comic books/graphic novels, screenplays, short stories, poetry, etc. Gaiman’s incorporates disparate elements of fantasy, history, mythology, horror, comedy, science-fiction, and so much more. His works are just plain...magical. They somehow balance between being heartwarming, creepy, informative, sorrowful, uplifting, and so on. This master storyteller writes for the young, old, and everyone in between!

Gaiman got his early start in journalism interviewing authors and writing short articles and biographies to get his leg in the door. He quickly moved over to writing comic books for DC’s Vertigo line. And that’s where his career truly took off.  Gaiman created his iconic The Sandman comic book series which ran from 1989-1996 (for 75 issues). The author then began producing novels, scripts, and more, both solo and in collaboration with other artists. His refusal to let his creativity be pigeonholed into staying in just one “lane” has resulted in an amazingly prolific output. A fansite devoted to recording all his published works has cataloged well over 2,000 items! Many of Gaiman’s works have made it to the bestseller lists and quite a few have been adapted to highly rated radio works, television series, and films.