Neil Richard Gaiman (born 10, November 1960) is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books,
graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust,
American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.
Gaiman's writing has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker, as well as the 2009 Newbery Medal and 2010 Carnegie Medal in Literature. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work (From Wikipedia).