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SPEAKER: Neil Gaiman
EVENT DATE: 09/27/2008
RUNNING TIME: 30 minutes
Young adult novelist Neil Gaiman appears at the National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: For more than 20 years, Neil Gaiman has been a top writer of modern comics and a best-selling novelist. His work has appeared in translation in more than 19 countries, and nearly all of his novels, graphic and otherwise, have been optioned for films. He was the creator-writer of the monthly cult DC Comics series Sandman, which won many awards, including a World Fantasy Award. He is the author of the critically acclaimed "American Gods," awarded the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX and Locus awards, and his novel "Stardust" was a winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award as one of 2000's top 10 adult novels for young adults. His children's books include the international best-selling novel "Coraline" (2002), a winner of the Bram Stoker Award and the Hugo Award. His latest novel for young readers is "The Graveyard Book" (HarperCollins, September 2008). He lives near Minneapolis.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2008