Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.
Gaiman first gained notoriety as the creator/writer of monthly cult DC Comics horror-weird series, Sandman, which won nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and three Harvey Awards. Sandman #19 was awarded the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story.
Gaiman's work has appeared in translation in dozens of countries around the world. His journalism has appeared in Wired, Time Out London, The London Sunday Times, Punch, The Observer Colour Supplement, and has reviewed books for the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post Bookworld.
In August 1997 the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a First Amendment organization, awarded Gaiman their Defender of Liberty Award. In 2000 he did the final series of "Guardian Angel" readings, which he began doing for the CBLDF in 1993, and replaced the retiring Frank Miller on the CBLDF Board of Directors.
His 2008 novel The Graveyard Book was awarded the Newbury Medal for Children's Literature.
He has a blog and is very active on Twitter.
Born and raised in England, Neil Gaiman now lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota.He lives in Wisconsin, near the MN border. He has somehow reached his forties and still tends to need a haircut.
He has been spotted moonlighting as a music stand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmQXqV3Mops