59 years old (Born on November 10, 1960)
English fantasy writer; He is famous from Coraline, Stardust.Babylon 5 Producer J. Michael Straczynski was so impressed with Gaiman's writing he named an alien race after him, the Gaim, who have a visual similarity to Gaiman's Sandman character. Lives in Menomonie, Wisconsin, with his wife Mary, two daughters Holly and Maddy, and son Mike.  Made an appearance in the simpsons Tv series as himself in th eepisode "the Book Job" (en.wikipedia.org) The Hugo Awards are given at the World Science Fiction Convention and the winners are voted on by all attending members. Neil has won 3 Hugos (2004 for the short story "A Study in Emerald", 2003 for Coraline, and 2002 for American Gods). Sandman won him the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for best writer (1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994), best continuing series (1991, 1992 and 1993), best graphic album-- reprint (1991), and the Best New Graphic Album (1993)
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Fun Facts About Neil Gaiman
He was the only person other than J. Michael Straczynski to write a Babylon 5 script in the last three seasons, contributing the season five episode "Day of the Dead". (en.wikipedia.org)
He has won 4 Stoker Awards from the Horror Fiction Writers of America (2003 for Sandman: Endless Nights, 2002 for Coraline, 2001 for American Gods, and 1999 for Sandman: The Dream Hunters). He's been nominated for the Stokers for 4 other works of fiction as well.
Sandman #19 took the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story (making it the first comic ever to be awarded a literary award).
In 1992, he moved his family -- wife Mary, son Michael, and daughter Holly Gaiman -- to Minneapolis, Minnesota, from England.
The series also won the Harvey Award for best writer (1990, 1991) and best continuing series (1992)
Claims a new addiction to Calamansi Juice, a citrus fruit product of the Philippines, when he enjoyed many bottles of it while on a recent book tour of Asia, spending several days and nights in Manila.
He sued "Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane for violation of copyright and non-payment of royalties in January, 2002. The case went to court in October 2002, when the seven-person federal jury in Wisconsin took three days to decide in favor of Gaiman, agreeing that McFarlane used Gaiman's created characters without permission or compensation. Gaiman was awarded $45,000 plus court costs.
His wife Mary, an American, is four years older than Neil.
Featured writer in "Born To Be Wild" comic book speaking out against animal cruelty.
He is an honorary brother of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity at Emerson College.
Gaiman wrote an episode of the long-running science fiction series Doctor Who, broadcast in 2011 during Matt Smith's second series as the Doctor. Shooting began in August 2010 for this episode, the original title of which was "The House of Nothing" but which was eventually transmitted as "The Doctor's Wife". The episode won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) (en.wikipedia.org)
The World Fantasy Awards are given at the World Fantasy Convention and the winners are voted on by all attending members. Neil has won once (1991 in the short fiction category for his comic book arc from Sandman called "A Midsummer Night's Dream). He's been nominated for 6 additional works.
Is good friends with Tori Amos, who makes references to him on different songs of hers. He, in addition, has based the character "Foxglove", who appears in his comic books "Sandman" and "Death - the high cost of Living", on her.