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Awards and Honors

Neil Gaiman's work has been honoured with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. His books and stories have also been honoured with 4 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award and 2 Mythopoeic Awards.   "W"s below indicate a win. Nominations are included.


Awards

Personal Awards:
  • "Ricky" Awards (Canada, "Prisoners of Gravity") for "Favourite Guest" and others - 1992
  • Prix Vienne (Australia) for Best Writer - 1993
  • Haxtur Award (Spain) - 1993, 1994, 1995
  • CBLDF Defender of Liberty - 1993
  • HQ Award (Brazil) for Best Foreign Writer, Comic - 1994-1998
  • Kemi Award (Finland) for Best International Writier - 1994
  • Yellow Kid Award (Italy) - 1995
  • Lucca Award (Italy) for Best Writer - 1997
  • Nax Und Moritz Award (Germany) for Best Foreign Writer - 1998
  • Sproing Award (Norway) - 1998
  • Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award - 2007
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr Award For Literature - 2010
  • Boston Public Library Literary Lights For Children 2010
  • The "Galaxy" Award (China) for Most Popular Foreign Author (2009, 2010)


Comics:
  • Prix Vienne 1994
  • Max & Moritz 1995
  • Yellow Kid (Italy)1995
  • Pantera Award (Lucca) 1997

The Graveyard Book

Bestseller Lists:
  • #1 New York Times Bestseller (61 weeks in the top 10)
  • National Indie Bestseller
  • BookScan Bestseller


Awards:
  • Newbery Medal
  • ALA Notable Children’s Book
  • ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Bookseller Association's "Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book"
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (Vermont)
  • Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Prize (for body of work)
  • Audio Publishers Association Audie Award
  • Audiobook of the Year
  • "Thriller/Suspense" and "Children's Titles for Ages 8-12" categories
  • IndieBound Award
  • Horn Book Honor
  • Burr Worzolla Award
  • Midwest Booksellers Choice Award
  • Locus Award (Young Adult)
  • Hugo Award - "Best Novel"
  • Booktrust Teenage Prize


2008/2009 Best Lists:
  • Horn Book Fanfare: Best Books of 2008
  • ALA Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2008
  • Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice 2009
  • Fall 2008 Indie Next List, "Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers" - #1
  • New York Public Library's 2008 "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing"
  • New York Public Library Stuff for the Teen Age
  • Amazon.com Best Books of 2008 - Editors' Top 10 for Teens, #9
  • Time Magazine Top Ten of 2008 Fiction List - #9
  • Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of 2009
  • 2009 Capitol Choices (District of Columbia); in "age 10-14" and audiobook categories


Nominations:
  • LA Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature Finalist
  • World Fantasy Award
  • Finalist for Amelia Elizabeth Warden Award
  • Shortlisted for British Fantasy Award for best novel

 

Coraline
Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: Best Publication for Teens/Tweens
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice 20
Academy Award nomination, Best Animated Feature, for Henry Selick's film adaptation
Golden Globe nomination, Best Animated Feature, for Henry Selick's film adaptation

Odd and the Frost Giants
finalist for the Indies Choice middle-grade book of the year

Anansi Boys
best novel: 2006 The August Derleth Award W
best book for young adults : 2006 American Library Association (ALA)

The Wolves in the Walls
work for younger readers : 2004 Stoker
non-fiction/art : 2004 Locus/2
short fiction : 2004 British SF W
illustrated narrative : 2004 Int. Horror Guild

The Sandman: Endless Nights
illustrated narrative : 2004 Stoker W
non-fiction/art : 2004 Locus W
illustrated narrative : 2004 Int. Horror Guild

A Study in Emerald
short story : 2004 Hugo W
novelette : 2004 Locus W

A Walking Tour of the Shambles [by Gene Wolfe & NG]
novelette : 2003 Locus/3
2003  Bitter Grounds
novelette : 2004 Locus/6
honorable mention : 2004 Fountain

Closing Time
short story : 2004 Locus W

The Monarch of the Glen
novelette : 2004 Locus/2

Smoke and Mirrors
fantasy book : 2004 Geffen W

Murder Mysteries [NG & Craig Russell]
comic book/graphic novel : 2003 Spectrum

October in the Chair
short story : 2003 World Fantasy
short story : 2003 Locus W

Coraline
novella : 2003 Hugo W
novella : 2003 World Fantasy
long fiction : 2003 Stoker
work for younger readers : 2003 Stoker W
young adult novel : 2003 Locus W
short fiction : 2003 British SF W
long form : 2003 Int. Horror Guild
children's literature : 2003 Mythopoeic
novella : 2004 Nebula W

American Gods
novel : 2002 Hugo W
novel : 2002 World Fantasy
novel : 2002 Stoker W
fantasy novel : 2002 Locus W
August Derleth Award (novel) : 2002 British Fantasy
novel : 2002 British SF
novel : 2002 Int. Horror Guild
adult literature : 2002 Mythopoeic
novel : 2003 Nebula W
fantasy book : 2003 Geffen W
international novel : 2003 Italia/2
foreign novel : 2004 Phantastik

The Sandman: The Dream Hunters [NG, illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano]
related book : 2000 Hugo
comic book, graphic novel, or other illustrated narrative : 2000 Stoker W
art book : 2000 Locus/5

Stardust
fantasy novel : 1999 Locus/2
art book : 1999 Locus/4
adult literature : 1999 Mythopoeic W
fantasy book : 2000 Geffen W
foreign novel : 2001 Phantastik/5
1999  Goliath
short story : 2000 Homer

Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
collection : 1999 Stoker
collection : 1999 Locus/2

The Sandman: Book of Dreams [NG & Edward E. Kramer, eds.]
anthology/collection : 1997 British Fantasy

The Sandman: The Wake
anthology/collection : 1998 British Fantasy

Shoggoth's Old Peculiar
short story : 1999 World Fantasy

Neverwhere
adult literature : 1998 Mythopoeic

Sandman: World's End
anthology/collection : 1996 British Fantasy

Snow, Glass, Apples.
overseas short story : 1997 Seiun

Sandman
other media : 1994 Stoker

Troll Bridge
short story : 1994 World Fantasy

Angels & Visitations: A Miscellany
collection : 1994 World Fantasy
collection : 1995 Int. Horror Guild W

Good Omens [by Terry Pratchett & NG]
novel : 1991 World Fantasy
fantasy novel : 1991 Locus/2
fantasy novel : 1991 HOMer

A Midsummer Night's Dream [by NG & Charles Vess]
short story : 1991 World Fantasy W

Ghastly Beyond Belief [by NG & Kim Newman]
nonfiction/reference : 1986 Locus/10