Neil Gaiman is a British writer and long-time friend of Terry Pratchett, whom he first met when interviewing him for a magazine in the 1980s. Neil made his name in comics first, most notably as the writer of The Sandman series for Dark Horse (an imprint of DC Comics). He later became known as an author, collaborating with Pratchett on Good Omens before going on to write a number of hit fantasy novels for adults and children, including American Gods, Coraline and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Many of his works have been adapted for television, and he is the showrunner and head writer for the Amazon Prime/BBC adaptation of Good Omens.
To keep this article a reasonable length (and relevant for this wiki), we've only included Gaiman's novels and short story collections. For a complete list including his comics and books for younger children, see his Wikipedia bibliography.
|Title||Publication Date||Series||Series #||Wikipedia link||Notes|
|Good Omens||1990-05-10||Good Omens||Co-authored with Terry Pratchett; see also Good Omens at the L-Space wiki.|
|Angels & Visitations||1993||Short fiction||1||Angels & Visitations|
|Neverwhere||1996||Neverwhere||1||Neverwhere||Based on Gaiman's BBC television series.|
|Smoke and Mirrors||1998||Short fiction||2|
|Stardust||1999||Illustrated by Charles Vess|
|American Gods||2001||American Gods|
|Anansi Boys||2005||American Gods|
|Fragile Things||2006||Short fiction||3|
|M is for Magic||2007-06-26||Children's short fiction||M is for Magic||Mostly work that appears in other collections|
|InterWorld||2007||InterWorld||1||Co-authored with Michael Reaves|
|The Graveyard Book||2008|
|The Silver Dream||2013||InterWorld||2||Co-authored with Michael and Mallory Reaves|
|The Ocean at the End of the Lane||2013|
|Trigger Warning||1993||Short fiction||4|
|Eternity's Wheel||2015||InterWorld||3||Co-authored with Michael and Mallory Reaves|
|Norse Mythology||2017||Retellings of stories from the Prose Edda and Poetic Edda|
Neil appears in a cameo role with Terry as a pair of policemen in the BBC Radio adpatation of Good Omens. He is also showrunner and head writer for Good Omens, the making of which was Terry's last request to Neil.
Aside from Good Omens, many of Gaiman’s own stories have been adapted for television and film, most notably Coraline, American Gods and most recently Sandman. Adaptations of Anansi Boys (related to but not a sequel to American Gods) and others are in the works.
Many of his books have been adapted for audio, most notably Neverwhere (for the BBC) and Sandman (for Audible). Note that the television series of Neverwhere is not an adaptation, but the original version, which Gaiman later adapted into a book. He narrates several of his own audiobooks, including Norse Mythology.
Neil doesn't host any podcasts, but has appeared on many - mostly radio programs which have also been released in podcast form. We’ll just include the few that are most Pratchett relevant.
|2017-10-31||Dr Janina Ramirez - Art Detective||“Neil Gaiman on The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd”||acast.com|
|2023-03-16||The Last Word with Matt Cooper||“Neil Gaiman On Turning A Novel Into A Stage Show”||sharp-stream.com (mp3)|
|2023-10-24||Scriptnotes||“The One with Neil Gaiman”||libsyn.com|
More to be added.
- neilgaiman.com - official website
- Neil Gaiman on Tumblr
- Neil Gaiman on the L-Space Wiki
- Neil Gaiman on Wikipedia
- Neil Gaiman on the Internet Movie Database
- Repeated in 2019.
- This is the painting used by Pratchett as inspiration for The Wee Free Men; Neil talks about Terry during the episode.
- Also features some discussion of Good Omens.
- Primarily about a comic script for an issue of '’Sandman, but also features some discussion of Good Omens and Good Omens.