Neil Gaiman bibliography

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Neil Gaiman bibliography
Neil Gaiman (NBF 2005).jpg
Neil Gaiman autographing a copy of Coraline, National Book Fair, Washington, D.C., 2005
Active period1984–present
DC Comics1988–present
William Morrow1998–present

This is a list of works by Neil Gaiman.


  • Duran Duran: The First Four Years of the Fab Five (biography of the pop group Duran Duran; 126 pages, Proteus Publishing, 1984, ISBN 0-862-76259-6)
  • Ghastly Beyond Belief (bad quotes from sci-fi novels, movies, and advertisements edited by Gaiman and Kim Newman; 352 pages, Arrow, 1985, ISBN 0-099-36830-7)
  • Don't Panic (biography of Douglas Adams chronicling the history of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and related works; 182 pages, Titan, 1988, ISBN 0-671-66426-3)
  • Adventures in the Dream Trade (collection of Gaiman-written introductions and essays as well as the American Gods weblog; 288 pages, NESFA Press, 2002, ISBN 1-886778-37-X)
  • Make Good Art (text version of the commencement speech given by Gaiman on 17 May 2012 at the UArts; 80 pages, William Morrow and Company, 2013, ISBN 0-062-26676-4)
  • The View from the Cheap Seats (collection of Gaiman-written introductions, essays and articles; 544 pages, William Morrow and Company, 2016, ISBN 0-062-26226-2)


UK publishers[edit]

Titles published by various British publishers include:

DC Comics[edit]

Titles published by DC Comics include:


Titles published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint include:

Spin-offs by other authors[edit]

The Books of Magic[edit]

Titles starring characters introduced or re-introduced by Gaiman in The Books of Magic (most notably Timothy Hunter) include:

The Sandman[edit]

Titles starring characters and/or based on concepts introduced or re-introduced by Gaiman during his run on The Sandman include:

In 2018, Vertigo launched The Sandman Universe sub-imprint with an eponymous one-shot consisting of several segments produced by various creators from a story by Gaiman:

The one-shot was followed by four ongoing series produced mostly by the creative teams behind the short stories:

  • The Dreaming vol. 2 #1–20 (written by Simon Spurrier, drawn by Bilquis Evely, Abigail Larson (#7–8), Dani (#13) and Matías Bergara (#14) and Marguerite Sauvage (#16 and 18), 2018–2020)
  • House of Whispers #1–22 (written by Nalo Hopkinson with issues #5–20 co-written by Hopkinson and Dan Watters, drawn by Dominike Stanton and Matthew Dow Smith (#13–14), 2018–2020)
    • The series was canceled, and the last two issues ended up being released only in digital format.[7]
    • Issues #21–22 were published in print as part of the House of Whispers: Watching the Watchers collection.[8]
  • Lucifer vol. 3 #1–18 (written by Dan Watters, drawn by Max Fiumara (#1–8, 10, 12, 16, 18), Sebastián Fiumara (#1–8, 11, 13, 17), Kelley Jones (#9), Leomacs (#10–11) and Fernando Blanco (#14–15), 2018–2020)
    • The series has been solicited through issue #21[9][10][11] but these remaining issues ended up being cancelled, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[12]
    • Stories intended for publication in later issues were eventually released in the Lucifer: The Wild Hunt (#13–19) and Lucifer: The Devil at Heart (#20–24) collected editions.[13]
  • Books of Magic #1–23 (written by Kat Howard (#1–18) and David Barnett (#19–23), drawn by Tom Fowler, Brian Churilla (#7–12) and Craig Taillefer (#12–16, 18–23), 2018–2020)

After the dissolution of Vertigo, new and existing The Sandman Universe titles continued publication under DC Black Label:

Marvel Comics[edit]

Titles published by Marvel and its various imprints include:

Other US publishers[edit]

Titles published by various American publishers include:

Novels and children's books[edit]


The following table can be sorted to show Gaiman's novels in chronological order, or arranged alphabetically by title, or by co-author, or by series:

Year Title Co-author(s) Series Publisher ISBN Notes and awards
1990 Good Omens Terry Pratchett Workman Publishing 0-89480-853-2
(Hardcover, 354 pages)
  • Locus and World Fantasy nominees for Best Novel, 1991[16]
1996 Neverwhere BBC Books 0-7472-6668-9
(Hardcover, 287 pages)
  • Based on Gaiman's script for the BBC miniseries.
1999 Stardust William Morrow and Company 0-380-97728-1
(Hardcover, 256 pages)
  • Locus Fantasy Award nominee, 1999[17]
2001 American Gods William Morrow and Company 0-380-97365-0
(Hardcover, 480 pages)
  • Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker and Locus Awards winner, 2002;[18]
  • British Science Fiction Award nominee, 2001;[19]
  • British and World Fantasy Award nominee, 2002.[18]
2005 Anansi Boys HarperCollins 0-06-051518-X
(Hardcover, 352 pages)
  • British and Locus Fantasy Awards winner, 2006[20]
2007 InterWorld Michael Reaves InterWorld HarperCollins 0-06-123896-1
(Hardcover, 256 pages)
2008 The Graveyard Book HarperCollins 0-06-053092-8
(Hardcover, 320 pages)
  • 2009 Hugo Awards winner, Newbery Medal
  • British Fantasy and World Fantasy Awards nominee, 2009[21]
  • 2010 Carnegie medal[22]
2013 The Silver Dream Michael Reaves, Mallory Reaves InterWorld HarperCollins 0-06-206796-8
(Hardcover, 288 pages)
2013 The Ocean at the End of the Lane William Morrow and Company 0-06-225565-5
(Hardcover, 192 pages)
2015 Eternity's Wheel Michael Reaves, Mallory Reaves InterWorld HarperCollins 0-393-60909-7
(Hardcover, 304 pages)
2017 Norse Mythology Bloomsbury Publishing 0-393-60910-3
(Hardcover, 304 pages)

Illustrated books[edit]

The following table can be sorted to show Gaiman's illustrated books in chronological order, or arranged alphabetically by title, or by illustrator, or by series:

Year Title Illustrator Series Publisher ISBN Notes
1997 The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish Dave McKean White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-199-2
(Hardcover, 64 pages)
2002 Coraline Dave McKean HarperCollins 0-380-97778-8
(Hardcover, 176 pages)
  • 2003 Hugo, Stoker, Locus and British SF Award winner
  • 2004 Nebula Award winner
2002 A Walking Tour of the Shambles Randy Broecker American Fantasy Press 0-9610352-6-9
(Softcover, 56 pages)
Fictional tour guide co-written by Gaiman and Gene Wolfe
2003 The Wolves in the Walls Dave McKean HarperCollins 0-380-97827-X
(Hardcover, 56 pages)
2005 Melinda Dagmara Matuszak Hill House 0-931771-04-8
(Softcover, 64 pages)
2005 MirrorMask Dave McKean HarperCollins 0-06-082109-4
(Hardcover, 80 pages)
Based on the eponymous film written by Gaiman and directed by McKean
2008 Odd and the Frost Giants Brett Helquist Bloomsbury Publishing 0-7475-9538-0
(Softcover, 112 pages)
2008 The Dangerous Alphabet Gris Grimly HarperCollins 0-06-078333-8
(Softcover, 32 pages)
2009 Blueberry Girl Charles Vess HarperCollins 0-06-083808-6
(Hardcover, 32 pages)
2009 Crazy Hair Dave McKean HarperCollins 0-06-057908-0
(Hardcover, 40 pages)
2010 Instructions Charles Vess HarperCollins 0-06-196030-6
(Hardcover, 40 pages)
2013 Chu's Day Adam Rex Chu HarperCollins 0-06-201781-0
(Hardcover, 32 pages)
2013 Fortunately, the Milk Skottie Young (US)
Chris Riddell (UK)
Boulet (France)
HarperCollins (US)
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Au diable vauvert (France)
(US, hardcover, 128 pages)
(UK, hardcover, 160 pages)
(France, softcover, 130 pages)
2014 Chu's First Day of School Adam Rex Chu HarperCollins 0-06-222397-6
(Hardcover, 32 pages)
2014 Hansel and Gretel Lorenzo Mattotti Bloomsbury Publishing 1-40-886198-4
(Hardcover, 56 pages)
2014 The Sleeper and the Spindle Chris Riddell Bloomsbury Publishing 1-40-885964-5
(Hardcover, 72 pages)
2016 Chu's Day at the Beach Adam Rex Chu HarperFestival 0-06-238124-5
(Hardcover, 36 pages)
2017 Cinnamon Divya Srinivasan HarperCollins 0-062-39961-6
(Hardcover, 40 pages)
2020 Pirate Stew Chris Riddell Bloomsbury Publishing 1-52-661472-3
(Hardcover, 48 pages)

Adapted to comics[edit]

Short fiction and poetry[edit]



Year Title Source Publisher Notes
1985 "Manuscript Found in a Milkbottle" Knave vol. 17 #8 Knave Publishing Published with illustrations by Nigel Hills
1987 "I Cthulhu: or What's a Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me
Doing in a Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47°9'S, Longitude 126°43'W)?"
Dagon #16 Dagon Press
1990 "Culprits, or Where are They Now?" Interzone #40 Humorous article co-written by Gaiman with Kim Newman and Eugene Byrne
1991 "Now we are Sick" Now we are Sick DreamHaven ISBN 0-9630-9441-6
1992 "The Lady and/or the Tiger: I (prologue)"
"The Lady and/or the Tiger: II (epilogue)"
The Weerde, Book One Roc ISBN 0-14-014562-1
Bookend stories co-written by Gaiman and Roz Kaveney
1995 "Cinnamon" Overstreet's Fan #4 Gemstone Publishing Published with a picture of a sculpture by Lisa Snelling
1999 "Wall: A Prologue"
"Septimus' Triolet"
"Song of the Little Hairy Man"
Wall: A Prologue (chapbook) Green Man Press Published as part of the A Fall of Stardust project:
two chapbooks and a portfolio of art plates by various artists
2000 "Boys and Girls Together" Black Heart, Ivory Bones Avon ISBN 0-380-78623-0
2003 "The Scorpio Boys in the City of Lux Sing Their Strange Songs" Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman Abiogenisis Press ISBN 0-946790-06-X
2006 "Poem (I am continually disappointed by nudity)" Rain Graves
2009 "The Shadow" Half-Minute Horrors HarperCollins ISBN 0-0618-3379-7
2010 "The [Backspace] Merchants" Gateways Tor Books ISBN 0-7653266-2-0
2011 "Bloody Sunrise" Teeth HarperCollins ISBN 0-0619351-5-8
2011 "The Song of the Song" Welcome to Bordertown Random House ISBN 0-37586-705-8
2013 "House" Tor Books Published with a portrait of Gaiman by Allen Williams
2014 "How the Marquis Got His Coat Back" Rogues Bantam ISBN 0-34553-726-2
Published as a standalone volume:
How the Marquis Got His Coat Back (Headline, 2015, ISBN 1-4722-3532-0)
2014 "Kissing Song" Uncanny Magazine #1
2016 "The Long Run" Uncanny Magazine #13
2017 "Monkey and the Lady"
"The Train of Death"
The Weight of Words Subterranean Press ISBN 1-59606-825-6
Published with illustrations by Dave McKean
2018 "Hate for Sale" It Occurs to Me That I am America Touchstone ISBN 1-5011-7960-8
2019 "Liverpool Street" The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic Serpent's Tail ISBN 1-7812-5666-7
2020 "One Virtue, and a Thousand Crimes" Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown BBC Books ISBN 1-785947-06-0
Published with illustrations by Chris Riddell
2021 "Fish Out of Water" Uncanny Magazine #38

Adapted to comics[edit]

Anthologies edited[edit]

Year Title Co-editor(s) Series Publisher ISBN
1991 Now we are Sick Stephen Jones DreamHaven 0-9630-9441-6
(Hardcover, 93 pages)
1991 Temps Alex Stewart Temps Roc 0-14-014560-5
(Softcover, 368 pages)
1992 Eurotemps Alex Stewart Temps Roc 0-14-016713-7
(Softcover, 368 pages)
1992 Villains! Mary Gentle, Roz Kaveney Temps Roc 0-14-014561-3
(Softcover, 320 pages)
1992 The Weerde, Book One Mary Gentle, Roz Kaveney The Weerde Roc 0-14-014562-1
(Softcover, 352 pages)
1993 The Weerde, Book Two Mary Gentle, Roz Kaveney The Weerde Roc 0-14-016714-5
(Softcover, 400 pages)
1996 The Sandman: Book of Dreams Ed Kramer Harper Prism 0-06-100833-8
(Hardcover, 293 pages)
2010 Stories: All-New Tales Al Sarrantonio Headline 0-7553-3660-7
(Hardcover, 384 pages)
2013 Unnatural Creatures Maria Dahvana Headley HarperCollins 0-062-23629-6
(Hardcover, 480 pages)

Audio and video recordings[edit]

Screen work[edit]


Year Title Credited as Notes Ref.
Writer Director Executive producer Role
1996 Neverwhere Yes Creator; writer (6 episodes)
1998 Babylon 5 Yes Writer: "Day of the Dead"
2009 10 Minute Tales Yes Yes Writer and director: "Statuesque"
2010 Arthur Yes As himself. Episode: "Falafelosophy"
2011–2013 Doctor Who Yes Writer:
"The Doctor's Wife"
"Nightmare in Silver"
"Rain Gods" (DVD-exclusive mini-episode)
2011 The Simpsons Yes As himself. Episode: "The Book Job" [35]
2016–2021 Lucifer Yes Loosely based on Gaiman's characters.
Voiceover as God in episode "Once Upon a Time"
2016 Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories Yes Yes Based on four of Gaiman's short stories.
As himself
2017 American Gods Yes Yes Based on Gaiman's novel American Gods [38]
2018 The Big Bang Theory Yes As himself. Episode: "The Comet Polarization" [39]
2019 Good Omens Yes Yes Yes Based on the novel Good Omens co-written by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
As himself in the cinema scene in episode "Saturday Morning Funtime"
2022 The Sandman Yes Yes Yes Based on the Gaiman-written DC Comics series The Sandman.
Voiceover as Skull Crow in "A Dream of a Thousand Cats".
Co-writer: "Sleep of the Just"


Year Title Credited as Notes Ref.
Writer Director Producer Role
1997 Princess Mononoke Adaptation Script adaptation for the Miramax English dub of the Japanese anime.
2003 A Short Film About John Bolton Yes Yes Directorial debut
2005 MirrorMask Yes Story by Gaiman and Dave McKean, screenplay by Gaiman
2007 Stardust Yes Based on Gaiman's novel Stardust
Beowulf Yes Executive Co-written by Gaiman and Roger Avary. Based on Beowulf [42]
2009 Coraline Based on Gaiman's novel Coraline
2013 Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie Yes Animated film. Role: Albert the Manservant (voice) [43]
2015 The Making of a Superhero Musical Yes Short film. Role: Melvin Morel
2017 How to Talk to Girls at Parties Executive Based on Gaiman's short story "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" [44]


Video games[edit]


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  27. ^ Gaiman, Neil (5 December 2004). "'The Annotated Brothers Grimm': Grimmer Than You Thought". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.
  28. ^ Gaiman, Neil (25 March 2010). "A nobody's guide to the Oscars". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010.
  29. ^ Gaiman, Neil (13 October 2007). "Happily ever after". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 11 September 2008.
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  31. ^ Gaiman, Neil (27 June 2004). "What I said at the Harveys". Archived from the original on 1 July 2004.
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