Neil Gaiman was born in Hampshire, UK, and now lives in the United States near Minneapolis. As a child he discovered his love of books, reading, and stories, devouring the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Branch Cabell, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Moorcock, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe, and G.K. Chesterton. (via Web)

Author Profile

Full Name: Neil Richard Gaiman
Birth Date: 10 November 1960
Birthplace: Portchester, Hampshire, England
Years active: 1984–present
Genre: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Horror Fiction
Spouse: Mary McGrath (1985–2007), Amanda Palmer (2011–present)
No. of books written: At least 34

Interesting Facts

  • He believed that books have genders.
  • Gaiman once said that “books have sexes, they do in my head, or at least, the ones that I write does.”
  • Neil has a cat that can speak.

    And Fred the cat talks.

    I’ve never had a talking cat before.

    He wanders around the attic saying things like ‘Hullo…’ and ‘Mimi’. Well, the ‘hullo’ is more like ‘hurro’, but it’s still quite off-putting if you aren’t used to it.”.

  • After he graduated from high school, Neil as a young journalist was writing articles for a couple of notable publications like Time Out, Knave, Sunday Times and The Observer.

Featured Books

Notable Characters Created

+ Coraline

+ Lucifer Morningstar

+ Mazikeen