Neil Gaiman Quotes and Biography 2022
Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. He was born on 10th Nov 1960 and he was born in Portchester, England, UK and he is 62 years of age as of the year 2022.
He is well-known for his works such as The Sandman and novels Stardust, the comic book series, Coraline The Graveyard Book and American Gods. Neil Gaiman has also won and been nominated for various awards which include, Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, Carnegie medals and the Newbery.
Neil is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for his work The Graveyard Book in the year of 2008. His work The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards in the year of 2013. Later it was made as a stage play at the Royal National Theatre in London, England.
Early life, Family and Relationship
Neil Gaiman is from a family which is of Polish-Jewish and other Eastern European Jewish origins by ancestry. His great-grandfather has emigrated from Antwerp, Belgium, to the UK before the year of 1914.
Father: David Gaiman
Mother: Sheila Gaiman
Sisters: Claire and Lizzy
His grandpa also by times work had settled in the south of England in the Hampshire city of Portsmouth and had established a chain of grocery stores. His grandfather changed their real family name which is Chaiman to Gaiman. Also his father David Bernard Gaiman worked in the same store that his grandpa established and his mother was a pharmacist. He also ha\s two younger sisters who are Claire and Lizzy.
Success and career
Neil Gaiman has mentioned a few writers as his inspiration who are, J. R. R. Tolkien, G. K. Chesterton, Rudyard Kipling, Lewis Carroll, Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Moorcock, Dave Sim, Will Eisner, Ursula K. Le Guin, Harlan Ellison, Lord Dunsany, Alan Moore and Steve Ditko.
He also has stated that he is a lifetime fan as a teenager when he saw the Monty Python comedy troupe and he also has a copy of Monty Python’s Big Red Book. When he was thirteen he had a trip to France where he was very much attracted to the visually fantastic world in the stories of Metal Hurlant though he wasn’t very much able to understand the words.
Neil Gaiman Quotes and Biography