"From Neil Richard Gaiman (pronounced /ˈɡeɪmən/) (born 10 November 1960) is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. His notable works include The Sandman comic series, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Gaiman's writing has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the 2009 Newbery Medal. The extreme enthusiasm of his fans has led some to call him a "rock star" of the literary world.
His first professional short story publication was "Featherquest", a fantasy story, in Imagine Magazine in May 1984, when he was 23."
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