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Coraline was inspired by a folktale thats even creepier. Neil gaiman the interview ive waited 20 years to do. He is popularly known for his notable works, such as the comic book series the sandman and his novels american gods, stardust, the graveyard book, and coraline, which is. American gods, stardust, coraline, the graveyard book, the ocean at the end of the lane. The book has achieved huge success, won several prestigious awards, and become a bestseller. Neil richard mackinnon gaiman was born on the 10th of november year 1960. Neil gaiman on why scotland is his second home the scotsman.

Neil gaiman is the author of many bestselling works, including the novel anansi boys, the sandmangraphic novel series, and tales for children, including coraline and now the graveyard book. This weekend marks the debut of the film adaptation of gaimains hugo awardwinning novel coraline, produced in stopmotion animation and presented in 3d. Neil gaiman is as big a rock star as youll find in the literary world, and not just because hes close friends with actual rock star tori amos or married to amanda palmer, one half of rock. Sir william gerald golding was a british novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his 1954 novel lord of the flies. Coraline was inspired by a folktale thats even creepier than neil gaimans version. Neil gaimans many books include american gods, the comic book series the sandman and, with graphic artist chip kidd, his latest, make good. Gaiman began writing short stories before ever penning a comic book, and some of his stories and. At least it made her father seem like he cared about her instead of just wanting her out of the room so he can work. And like every true exploration story, there are acts of great courage and startling discoveries made along the way. Then he says that the book is confusing, has no plot and that its a huge misstep after delightful books like neverwhere and stardust, and heres hoping that.

Neil gaimans imaginary worlds are indisputably dark, often chillingly macabre, and always fun to visit. In every way, coraline feels like a classic book for that inbetween age of early adolescence, along the same lines as howls moving castle or a wrinkle in time. First published in 2002, coraline is a childrens dark fantasy book written by one of the most renowned modern fantasy authors neil gaiman. Some know him as the author of gloriously mapcap childrens books, others as the writer who got the world to take graphic novels seriously. Neil gaiman is an engaging and expressive reader, as well as writer. Like any true exploration story, coraline has an assistant for the more dangerous times, in the form of a condescending, snarkily witty black cat. Gaimans novels coraline and the graveyard book, though dark in themselves, are nevertheless for young readers. Neil gaiman, author, scriptwriter and creator of graphic novels, is british and lives in the usa. Neil gaiman talks about 3 books that have changed his life. Books pop culture coraline free books free to read levar burton neil gaiman the graveyard book emily odonnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. In the united states the series beginning with finn family moomintroll first published in english in 1945 has accumulated gene she is never cold, she always knows exactly what time it is, and her hair grows two inches while she sleeps. Now hes written more than twentyfive books and has been given dozens of awards, many of them been given dozens of awards, many of them astonishingly ugly. Tove janssons moomin characters and books are admired the world over. His diverse catalogue of books includes the novel the graveyard book, winner of the carnegie medal 2010 and booktrust teenage prize 2009, stardust now a major feature film, the bestselling novel for young readers coraline now a major 3danimated film, and the picture book the wolves in the.

Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Coraline is, of course, a typically imaginative piece of fiction from the distinguished and individual mind of neil gaiman. I cant see the point of being rich and miserable, says neil gaiman justin sutcliffe. These authors all write in the same genres andor have specific works that compare well with his books, comics, and stories. Neil gaiman is no stranger to having his books banned. It is a lot of fun, like most neil gaiman books, but i hate coralines parents and i wish they had included the wasp scene in the movie because it actually made the parents seem worth saving. Award winning novel coraline, produced in stopmotion animation and presented in 3d. Tim knox for the guardian n eil gaiman wanders into the crosby hotels colourful parlour in lower manhattan looking like the platonic ideal of himself. For a special issue guestedited by neil gaiman and amanda palmer, the new statesman brought the pair together to discuss genre snobbery and the evolution of stories neil gaiman lets talk about genre. She cut her genre teeth on the wizard of oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Talking about writing, comics, books, films, bees, demonic tomatoes, cats, travel and a dog ever since. A wonderful original neil gaiman original pen and ink drawing and also signed by the artist.

I had seen the coraline movie, but the book is so much better. Find books like coraline from the worlds largest community of readers. His works include the comic book series the sandman and novels stardust, american gods, coraline, and the graveyard book. In an interview, the author says that children see it as an adventure, but it gives adults nightmares. Presented in alphabetical order, here are 16 authors like neil gaiman, either currently writing or at least recently writing, with at least two published works of any. Awardwinning novel coraline, produced in stopmotion animation and presented in 3d.

Gaimans previous adult novel, american gods, was a top ten book sense 76 pick. His fiction has received newbery and carnegie medals, and hugo, nebula, world fantasy, bram stoker, and will eisner awards, among many other awards and honors. And in a 2002 interview with booklist, gaiman remembers the ending of the story a little differently. Coraline kindle edition by gaiman, neil, mckean, dave. The novel has the same theme as other entries in the gaiman canona hidden world within or just on the other side of your ownbut puts a unique spin on portal fantasy with its. Coraline by gaiman, signed abebooks shop for books. Neil gaiman 3 books that have changed my life youtube. What really works in its favour, i think, is that mr gaiman thankfully refrains from those sensational excesses that too often find their way into his adult fictions for no better reason than their shock value, but which.

It was awarded the 2003 hugo award for best novella, the 2003 nebula award for best novella, and the 2002 bram stoker award for best work for young readers. What kind of fun would it be if i just got everything i ever wanted just like that, and. Cbr talks with neil gaiman to talk about coraline, the new film. Neil gaimans the graveyard book is the winner of the 2010 cilip carnegie medal, the. Gaimans career has become particularly hectic since his latest work, the graveyard book, won the prestigious newbery medal, an experience that would excite any author. In recent years, gaimans success has leaped across mediums, stretching from novels to movies and even to television. Neil gaiman is best known to comic book fans as the award winning writer of the classic 1990s vertigo series the sandman. Neil gaiman is the bestselling author and creator of books, graphic novels, short stories, film and television for all ages, including neverwhere, coraline, the graveyard book, the ocean at the end of the lane, the view from the cheap seats and the sandman series of graphic novels. We go 1on1 for an exclusive interview with author, neil gaiman to talk about the cinematic adventure, coraline. Coraline 10th anniversary edition kindle edition by. His books make me lose myself in the worlds that he creates. Surely, neil gaiman will be thrilled to know his day has now arrived. Written by matt goldberg our partners over at omelete recently did an interview with author neil gaiman for the upcoming flick coraline. This edition of new york times bestselling and newbery medalwinning author neil gaimans modern classic, coralinealso an academy awardnominated filmis enriched with a foreword from the author, a readers guide, and more.

Neil gaiman biography life, family, childhood, children. The day after they moved in, coraline went exploring. In your off time, you are like some writers in their fulltime. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

At one point, she said she felt like a kid because at the after party. Those are books about hope and resilience, he says. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. Here the author of coraline and the graveyard book talks about controversial books in. Neil gaimans books coraline and the graveyard book are also targeted for. Readers of neverwhere might call him a polished urban fantasist, whereas readers of the adult fairy story stardust would demur that clearly magic and romance are his forte. It is difficult to make generalizations about neil gaimans books. His work has been honored with many awards internationally, including the newbery and carnegie medals. Authors similar to neil gaiman meet your next favorite book. Hes all wild hair and gracious manners, dressed in a livedin black wool coat, which he keeps on throughout.

His contributions to practically every literary genre have earned him a place in the dictionary of literary biography as one of the top ten living postmodern writers. Neil gaiman offers free short stories online comic years. Margaret atwood was born in 1939 in ottawa and grew up in northern ontario, quebec, and toronto. Sometimes, when he was smaller, people used to tell neil gaiman not to make things up. He has won numerous awards, including the hugo, nebula, and.

The stories and novels of neil gaiman while neil gaiman initially and enduringly captured the imaginations of millions of readers with his sandman comics and other graphic novels, he has also applied his seemingly endless energy to works of prose, namely novels and short stories. World exclusive neil gaiman is an english author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. Coraline, which began as a book, became a theater play, a comic book story, is now a movie and a video game neil gaiman. Here the author of coraline and the graveyard book talks about controversial books in libraries. His characters are spooky but charming, like death, the beguiling goth girl of the groundbreaking comic series the sandman.

Gaiman is perhaps the worlds bestknown fantasy writer. An interview with neil gaiman, the internets favorite fantasy writer. Internationally celebrated author neil gaiman has written across a variety of literary fields, including short stories, novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. The author neil gaiman has always wanted to be a writer. Neil gaiman wanders into the crosby hotels colourful parlour in lower manhattan looking like the platonic ideal of himself. It was this very odd advertising campaign and theres michelle.

Here the author of coraline and the graveyard book talks about controversial books in libraries, censorship threats to graphic novels and why freedom of speech is not the freedom to harass. Cbr news caught up with neil gaiman to talk about the film and the whirlwind of activity his life has become. Neil gaiman discusses the making of coraline the movie and how the book originated from a bedtime story to his own daughter. Book after book, neil has never failed to impress winning, just last week, the newbery. Craig russell made a fantastically chilling graphic novel adaptation of the book. Neverwhere, coraline, american gods, stardust and many other books, graphic novels. He has millions of devoted fans who eat his every word like air. However, with coraline i feel rather like i feel about my children, in that. The internationally bestselling author of neverwhere, coraline, american gods. He is an english author of novels, short films, audio theater, graphic novels, comic book, and films.

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