He’s an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.
He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards.
He’s the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book.
He’s Neil Gaiman and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Make good art
When he was 19–20 years old, he contacted his favorite science fiction writer, R. A. Lafferty, and asked for advice on becoming an author.
2. Do what you care about
In the early 1980s, he pursued journalism, conducting interviews and writing book reviews.
3. Do new things
His first professional short story publication was „Featherquest“, a fantasy story, in Imagine Magazine in May 1984.
4. Ignore the rules
In 1984, he wrote his first book, a biography of the band Duran Duran.
5. You are unique
He has said he ended his journalism career in 1987 because British newspapers regularly publish untruths as fact.
6. Just do it!
After forming a friendship with comic-book writer Alan Moore, he started writing comic-books.
7. Walk towards the mountain
His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.
In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.
9. Try more
He frequently performs public readings from his stories and poetry.
10. Enjoy the ride
Several of Gaiman’s original works have been optioned or greenlighted for film adaptation, most notably Stardust.