Writer, Sandman, American Gods, Coraline
Neil Gaiman is a bestselling author of award-winning novels for adults (American Gods, Neverwhere) and novels for younger readers (including the Newbery Medal-winning The Graveyard Book and Coraline, on which the Academy Award-nominated film Coraline was based). He has written award-winning short stories. He wrote comics before it was cool to write comics, including Sandman (which the LA Times called "the greatest epic in the history of comic books"). He writes songs and poems, does radio broadcasts, and even writes for TV, most recently winning the Hugo award for an episode of Doctor Who. He is not actually sure how many books he will have coming out in 2013, but he is intensely proud of his forthcoming novel The Ocean At the End of the Lane. 1.8 million people follow him on Twitter. Born in the UK, he currently lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife, the blogger and rock star Amanda Palmer. He has somehow managed to reach middle age without necessarily ever being able to find his keys.