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Portrait Neil Gaiman
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Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, born in England, is the author of the groundbreaking »Sandman« comics, which received nine Eisner Awards, was described by Stephen King as having turned graphic novels into »art«. He published »Neverwhere«, »Anansi Boys«, »Good Omens« (with Terry Pratchett), »Smoke and Mirrors«, »Fragile Things«, »Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances«, »The Ocean at the End of the Lane«, »The Sleeper & the Spindle«, »Hansel and Gretel«, »Norse Mythology«, and »The View from the Cheap Seats« (non-fiction essays). He is also the author of »American Gods«, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards and proclaimed one of the 125 most important books of the last 125 years by the New York Public Library. In 2020 he published »The Annotated American Gods«, »The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction«, and »Pirate Stew«, illustrated by Chris Riddell.

His works for younger readers include »The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish«, »The Wolves in the Walls« (made into an opera by the Scottish National Theatre and a puppet show by the Little Angel theatre), »Odd and the Frost Giants«, »The Dangerous Alphabet«, »Cinnamon«, and »Fortunately the Milk«. His young adult story, »Coraline«, won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards and was adapted as a musical by Stephin Merritt in 2009 and into an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Rory Mullarkey in 2018. His children’s novel, »The Graveyard Book«, is the only work to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) Medals.

Much of Gaiman’s work has been adapted for visual media including »Stardust«, »Coraline« (BAFTA winner for Best Animated Film), »Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories«, and »How to Talk to Girls at Parties« (directed by John Cameron Mitchell). The hit series »American Gods« is in its third season on the Starz network. »Good Omens«, an Amazon Prime series, won the 2019 Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation for the episode »Hard Times«. »Sandman« is currently in development as a live-action TV series for Netflix, and in addition, Gaiman is producing a series based on Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast books. »The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains« is a novelette he turned into a performance piece which was performed widely, including at Carnegie Hall. His novel, »The Ocean at the End of the Lane« was adapted as a play by The National Theatre in England. Neil Gaiman has been honored with four Hugos, two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, two British SF Awards, a British Fantasy Award, three Geffens, an International Horror Guild Award, two Mythopoeic Awards, and fifteen Eisner Awards, among others. In 2017 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, appointed Neil Gaiman as a global Goodwill Ambassador. He is a supporter of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Gaiman lives in the United States and teaches at Bard College.


Ein gutes Omen


München, 1997

[Ü: Andreas Brandhorst]


Hoffmann & Campe

Hamburg, 1997

[Ü: Tina Hohl]


[Ill: Charles Vess]

Panini Comics

Stuttgart, 2007

[Ü: Christine Strüh]

American Gods


München, 2003

[Ü: Karsten Singelmann]



München, 2005

[Ü: Cornelia Krutz-Arnold]

Anansi Boys


München, 2007

[Ü: Karsten Singelmann]

Das Graveyard-Buch


Würzburg, 2009

[Ü: Reinhard Tiffert]

Der lächelnde Odd und die Reise nach Asgard

[Ill: Chris Riddell]


Würzburg, 2010

[Ü: Andreas Steinhöfel]

Der Ozean am Ende der Straße


Köln, 2014

[Ü: Hannes Riffel]

Die verrückte Ballonfahrt mit Professor Stegos Total-locker-in-der-Zeit-Herumreisemaschine

[Ill: Chris Riddell]


Würzburg, 2014

[Ü: Ursula Höfker]

Nordische Mythen und Sagen


Köln, 2017

[Ü: André Mumot]