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.

  • Personal Awards:
    • Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award - 2019
    • Neil Gaiman nominated for the New Academy Prize in Literature - 2018
    • The "Galaxy" Award (China) for Most Popular Foreign Author - 2009, 2010
    • Boston Public Library Literary Lights For Children - 2010
    • Kurt Vonnegut Jr Award For Literature - 2010
    • Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award - 2007
    • Sproing Award (Norway) - 1998
    • Nax Und Moritz Award (Germany) for Best Foreign Writer - 1998
    • Lucca Award (Italy) for Best Writer - 1997
    • Yellow Kid Award (Italy) - 1995
    • Kemi Award (Finland) for Best International Writier - 1994
    • HQ Award (Brazil) for Best Foreign Writer, Comic - 1994-1998
    • CBLDF Defender of Liberty - 1993
    • Haxtur Award (Spain) - 1993, 1994, 1995
    • Prix Vienne (Australia) for Best Writer - 1993
    • "Ricky" Awards (Canada, "Prisoners of Gravity") for "Favourite Guest" and others - 1992
  • Honorary Degrees:
    • 2019: Honorary Doctorate of Arts for Services to Literature from the University of Winchester
    • 2016: Honorary Degree for Doctorate of Letters from University of St. Andrews
    • 2012: Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of the Arts
  • Comics (General):
    • Pantera Award (Lucca) 1997
    • Yellow Kid (Italy) 1995
    • Max & Moritz 1995
    • Prix Vienne 1994
  • Norse Mythology
    • 2018: British Fantasy Award, Locus Award (2nd place for Collection) (nominated)
    • 2017: Earphones Award
    • 2017: Audi Award for Best Author Narration
  • Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
    • 2016: Locus Award Winner for Collection
    • 2015: Goodreads Choice Awards Winner for Best Fantasy
  • Black Dog
    • 2016: Locus Award Winner for Novelette
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle
    • 2014: Locus Award Winner for Novelette
  • The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains
    • 2011: Locus Award Winner for Novelette
    • 2011: Shirley Jackson Award
  • The Case of Death and Honey
    • 2012: Locus Award for Best Short Story
  • An Invocation of Incuriosity and The Thing About Cassandra
    • 2011: Locus Award for Best Short Story
  • The View From the Cheap Seats
    • 2017: Hugo Award (nominated)
    • 2017: Locus Award for Nonfiction (3rd place)
  • Fortunately, The Milk
    • 2015: Great Stone Face Book Award and Kentucky Bluegrass Award (nominated)
  • Instructions
    • 2011: Locus Award for Art Book (2nd place)
  • Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
    • 2010: Hugo Award for Graphic Story (nominated)
  • "The Doctor's Wife" (Doctor Who)
    • 2012: Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    • 2015: Geffen Awards Winner for Fantasy Novel
    • 2015: Phantasie Preis (Germany) Winner for Foreign Novel
    • 2014: Locus Award Winner of Best Fantasy Novel
    • 2014: Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award (nominated)
    • 2013: British National Book Awards, Book of the Year
    • World Fantasy Award (nominated)
    • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award (nominated)
    • British Fantasy Award (nominated)
  • The Mushroom Hunters
    • 2018: Rhysling Award for Long Poem by the SF Poetry Association
  • 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:
      • Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice 2009
      • Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of 2009
      • 2009 Capitol Choices (District of Columbia); in "age 10-14" and audiobook categories
      • Horn Book Fanfare: Best Books of 2008
      • ALA Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
      • Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2008
      • 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
    • 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
    • novella : 2004 Nebula
    • novella : 2003 Hugo
    • novella : 2003 World Fantasy
    • long fiction : 2003 Stoker
    • work for younger readers : 2003 Stoker
    • young adult novel : 2003 Locus
    • short fiction : 2003 British SF
    • long form : 2003 Int. Horror Guild
    • children's literature : 2003 Mythopoeic
    • 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
    • 2011: Phantasik Preis (Germany) Winner for Foreign Novel
  • Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
    • 2006: Locus Award
    • 2006: British Fantasy Award
    • 2006: Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France)
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties
    • 2006: Locus Award
    • 2006: Hugo Award (nominated)
  • Anansi Boys
    • best novel: 2006 The August Derleth Award
    • best book for young adults : 2006 American Library Association (ALA) Alex Award (nominee)
    • 2005: Locus Award
    • 2005: Mythopoeic Fantasy Award
    • 2005: Geffen Award (Israel)
  • Sunbird
    • 2005: Locus Award
  • The Wolves in the Walls
    • work for younger readers : 2004 Stoker
    • non-fiction/art : 2004 Locus/2
    • short fiction : 2004 British SF
    • illustrated narrative : 2004 Int. Horror Guild
  • A Study in Emerald
    • short story : 2004 Hugo
    • novelette : 2004 Locus
    • 2003: Seiun Award (Japan)
  • A Walking Tour of the Shambles [by Gene Wolfe & NG]
    • novelette : 2004 Locus/6
    • honorable mention : 2004 Fountain
    • novelette : 2003 Locus/3
  • Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire
    • 2004: Locus Award
  • The Problem of Susan
    • 2004: British Fantasy Award (nominee)
  • Closing Time
    • short story : 2004 Locus
  • The Monarch of the Glen
    • novelette : 2004 Locus/2 (finalist)
  • Smoke and Mirrors
    • fantasy book : 2004 Geffen
    • Locus Award (finalist)
    • Bram Stoker Award (nominee)
    • Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France) (nominee)
  • Bitter Grounds
    • 2003: Locus (finalist)
    • 2003: SLF Fountain Award (nominee)
  • Murder Mysteries [NG & Craig Russell]
    • comic book/graphic novel : 2003 Spectrum
  • October in the Chair
    • short story : 2003 World Fantasy (nominee)
    • short story : 2003 Locus
  • American Gods
    • foreign novel : 2004 Phantastik (nominee)
    • fantasy book : 2003 Geffen
    • international novel : 2003 Italia/2 (nominee)
    • novel : 2002 Hugo
    • novel : 2002 World Fantasy (nominee)
    • novel : 2002 Stoker
    • fantasy novel : 2002 Locus
    • August Derleth Award (novel) : 2002 British Fantasy (nominee)
    • novel : 2002 British SF (nominee)
    • novel : 2002 Int. Horror Guild (nominee)
    • adult literature : 2002 Mythopoeic (nominee)
    • novel : 2003 Nebula
    • 2001: Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France) (nominee)
    • 2001: Deutsche Phantastik Preis (Germany) (nominee)
  • Stardust
    • foreign novel : 2001 Phantastik/5
    • fantasy book : 2000 Geffen
    • short story : 2000 Homer
    • fantasy novel : 1999 Locus Award (finalist)
    • art book : 1999 Locus
    • adult literature : 1999 Mythopoeic
    • 1999: Goliath
    • 1999: ALA (American Library Association) Alex Award
    • 1999: Deutsche Phantastik Preis (Germany) (Nominee)
  • Shoggoth's Old Peculiar
    • short story : 1999 World Fantasy
  • Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
    • collection : 1999 Stoker
    • collection : 1999 Locus/2
  • Neverwhere
    • adult literature : 1996 Mythopoeic
  • Angels & Visitations: A Miscellany
    • collection : 1995 Int. Horror Guild
    • collection : 1994 World Fantasy
  • Snow, Glass, Apples.
    • 1994: Bram Stoker Award
    • 1994: Seiun Award (Japan) (Nominee)
  • Sandman
    • other media : 1994 Stoker
    • Sandman: Overture
      • 2016: Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story
      • 2016: World Fantasy Award (nominated)
    • The Sandman: Endless Nights
      • illustrated narrative : 2004 Stoker
      • non-fiction/art : 2004 Locus
      • illustrated narrative : 2004 Int. Horror Guild
    • The Sandman: The Dream Hunters [NG, illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano]
      • related book : 2000 Hugo
      • comic book, graphic novel, or other illustrated narrative : 2000 Stoker
      • art book : 2000 Locus/5
    • The Sandman: Book of Dreams [NG & Edward E. Kramer, eds.]
      • anthology/collection : 1997 British Fantasy
    • The Sandman: The Wake
      • anthology/collection : 1998 British Fantasy
    • Sandman: World's End
      • anthology/collection : 1996 British Fantasy
  • Troll Bridge
    • short story : 1993 World Fantasy (nominated)
  • 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
  • Ghastly Beyond Belief [by NG & Kim Newman]
    • nonfiction/reference : 1986 Locus/10