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Gaiman, Neil (1960-)

Neil Gaiman is a prolific author whose work crosses genres and reaches audiences of all ages. He is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and journalism.  Born in Britain in 1960 he has lived in the United States since 1992.

The Dictionary of Literary Biography lists him as one of the top ten living post-modern writers.  His reputation is enhanced by his role in the development of the modern comic book with his Sandman series (1989-1996).

He is also a legendary blogger and twitter commentator.  The danger of producing so much work is not lost on Gaiman himself.  'There's always that the fear of writing too much if you're a reasonably facile writer' he told the New Yorker in 2010, 'and I'm a reasonably facile writer'.

Neil Gaiman, British Council - Literature, 2017

Library Resources
Web Resources

Library Resources

On the shelves


Short stories


  • Batman: whatever happened to the cape crusader? and other tales of the dark knight - Originally published in single magazine form written by Neil Gaiman, pencils Andy Kubert, inks Scott Williams, colours Alex Sinclair, letters Jared K. Fletcher
  • Black orchid - Originally published in single magazine form as Black Orchid 1- 3 written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean, lettered by Todd Klein
  • The Doll's house - Originally published in single magazine form as The Sandman 9-16.
  • Odd and the frost giants written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
  • The Sandman: preludes and nocturnes

Graphic novels

Young adult fiction

Picture books

Film script

  • MirrorMask: the illustrated film script of the motion picture from the Jim Henson Company written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean

 History and criticism

  • The Art of Neil Gaiman by Hayley Campbell with a foreword by by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Prince of stories: the many worlds of Neil Gaiman by Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden and Stephen R. Bissette with a foreword by Terry Pratchett

Web Resources

Online study notes

American Gods

The Graveyard book


Adaptation of American Gods to HBO television series



American Gods

American Gods - Television adaptation

Anansi Boys

Good Omens


  • 'Neverwhere' by Neil Gaiman, (1997), Kirkus Review, June 24

Norse Mythology

The Ocean at the end of the lane

The Sleeper and the spindle


  • Gaiman, Neil, (2007) 'Happily ever after' The Guardian, October 13.  Neil Gaiman 'explains how he wrote a fairytale for adults.'


 Articles and essays by Neil Gaiman

Criticism and interpretation

Neil Gaiman & Dr Who

Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Tasmanian connections