The myth-making genius of Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has just won this year’s Hugo award for best novel, for The Graveyard Book ā€“ and I can’t be the only one who isn’t surprised by the news. I knew Gaiman was more than just a great writer when I read the comic mini-series Death: The High Cost of Living in 1993. I’d already been blown away by The Sandman, but in the spin-off series featuring Dream’s older sister, Death, I found something more.

Read more on the Guardian book blog


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

2 thoughts on “The myth-making genius of Neil Gaiman

  1. so not surprised. Gaiman is an awesome writer and I can’t beleive I waited so long to discover him as a writer (other than Good Omens which is my ultimate comfort read).


  2. Not surprised either, but always happy when Gaiman gets nominated. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to discover him either.



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