Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman was born in Portchester, United Kingdom on November 10, 1960. He is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. He is best known for his works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He also wrote many books like Neverwhere, Good Omens and Anansi Boys. Gaiman frequently performs public readings from his stories and poetry. Gaiman’s work is known for a high degree of allusiveness. He has won many Awards like Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book.