by Neil Gaiman
by Neil Gaiman, Marc Hempel et al.
by Mark Evanier and Neil Gaiman
by Neil Gaiman and Chip Kidd
by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
by Cory Doctorow, Amanda Palmer et al.
by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
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March 12, 2015 The prolific author, who died Thursday at 66, was known for his novels about the fantasy planet Discworld, populated by humans, witches, trolls and dwarves — and a very human, sympathetic Death.
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February 15, 2015 Trigger warnings caution readers to tread carefully and Neil Gaiman encourages those who pick up his latest collection of "short fictions and disturbances" to do the same.
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February 4, 2015 "Consider yourself warned," Gaiman says in his introduction. Many of these stories end badly for the people in them. But for the reader, Trigger Warning is a haunted, bloody, twisted pleasure.
November 3, 2014 In his new book, Cory Doctorow shows creators how to survive in the digital age. He says the problem with copyright law is tech platforms have more control over content than the people who make it.
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August 2, 2014 Artist P. Craig Russell has gathered six colleagues who each bring unique talents for faces, color and lettering to a graphic adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2009 young adult novel, The Graveyard Book.
December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
October 31, 2013 The last issue of Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics came out a decade ago. Now, the author returns to Dream's world with a prequel series, The Sandman: Overture. Gaiman speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the freedom of starting something new and why he, like all writers, is a Sandman himself.
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August 5, 2013 Earlier this summer, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you to weigh in on your favorite books for kids age 9-14. We heard from more than 2,000 of you, and our expert panel has whittled your hundreds and hundreds of nominations down to a list of 100 great reads.
June 17, 2013 Neil Gaiman's latest, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, is the story of an artist who returns to his childhood home and recalls a magical struggle he was involved in as a young boy. Reviewer Annalee Newitz says the book balances "frenetic action with wistful self-knowledge."
June 15, 2013 Neil Gaiman says his latest novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, started out as a short story that just didn't stop growing. Originally, it was also a simple story about a young boy — but morphed into a much darker tale about being a child in dangerous territory.
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June 14, 2013 Looking for a good summer sci-fi or fantasy read? Annalee Newitz of io9 picks her five favorites, from the tale of a time-traveling serial killer, to a cryogenics company that produces "bridesicles," and a compilation of supposedly lost Wikipedia entries.
June 13, 2013 Looking for a great read for a kid age 9-14? Here are all the titles our kids' book club has read since we launched in 2011. We revisit classics like Black Beauty and The Phantom Tollbooth and explore new stories like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Graveyard Book.
Neil Gaiman is also the author of Coraline, American Gods, Anansi Boys,Stardust and M Is for Magic. He was born in Hampshire, England, and now lives near Minneapolis.
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May 14, 2013 Neil Gaiman's new book is based on a speech he delivered to graduates of Philadelphia's University of the Arts. When life gets tough, he told them, "make good art." It's advice that served him well when he turned a failed '90s TV series into the "much-loved" novel Neverwhere.
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October 28, 2011 Welcome to NPR's Backseat Book Club, where author Neil Gaiman is here to answer your questions about The Graveyard Book. Gaiman explains how Nobody Owens, a young boy raised in a graveyard, learns the value of life from the dead.
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October 20, 2011 Introducing a new NPR book club ... for kids! Our first book will be The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Young readers are invited to read the book and share their thoughts and questions with us. Just before Halloween, Gaiman will be on the program to answer questions from young listeners.
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August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.
July 8, 2010 Tired of vampires? Here are five freaky summer reads featuring gods, monsters, aliens, mutants, pulsating brains, sword-canes, dirigibles and derring-do. Each one, says critic Glen Weldon, is enlivened by wit and wordplay — not weepy, bloodsucking introspection.
April 29, 2010 There are plenty of online book clubs, but what about Twitter? Jeff Howe of Wired magazine is tweaking the One Book, One City phenomenon by trying to get millions of people to pick a novel and then discuss it on Twitter. Users voted, and soon they'll start reading the winner, Neil Gaiman's American Gods.
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February 5, 2009 Stop-motion animation has evolved a lot since the days of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Henry Selick's Coraline, based on the Neil Gaiman classic, pushes the form even further.
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February 5, 2009 In this final volume of Neil Gaiman's collected Sandman books, Morpheus faces the Furies and pays the price for killing his own son. This may be the most emotionally complex finale in comics history.
January 27, 2009 Fantasy writer Neil Gaiman is on a roll. He just received a Newbery Medal for his story, The Graveyard Book, about an unusual boy named Bod who's raised by ghosts and werewolves. Also, his novella Coraline has been made into a film that comes out in February.
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October 17, 2008 Ghosts adopt a boy after his parents are murdered. The Graveyard Book may have a macabre premise, but Gaiman's quaint and lovable spooks make this gentle story anything but grave.
October 17, 2008 Neil Gaiman's new novel, The Graveyard Book, is the story of an orphan toddler adopted by dead people. Inspiration for the book came 23 years ago, says Gaiman, when he was watching his son ride a tricycle through a cemetery.
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May 21, 2008 In his new biography, Kirby: King of Comics, TV and comics writer Mark Evanier details the life and career of noted comic artist Jack Kirby, the co-creator of the Marvel Comics characters the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk and X-Men.
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May 9, 2008 This month, the Bryant Park Project Book club will be reading a novel by cult hero Neil Gaiman. Anansi Boys is the very tall tale of a hapless bookkeeper named Charlie Nancy, whose dreary life in London is turned upside when his father dies.
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