Awards and Honors

About Neil  |  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.

  • 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