Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' to be adapted for television

Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' to be adapted for television

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) --Starz plans to develop a television series based on "American Gods," Neil Gaiman's bestselling urban fantasy novel about about warring deities.
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'Ocean at the End of the Lane' named Book of the Year in U.K.

'Ocean at the End of the Lane' named Book of the Year in U.K.

LONDON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Neil Gaiman's "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" has been declared Book of the Year after a public vote in the United Kingdom, the BBC reported.

'Graveyard Book' is Newbery winner

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Neil Gaiman has won the John Newbery Medal literary prize for his work, "The Graveyard Book," the U.S. Association for Library Services to Children said.

'Rush Hour 3' claims top spot

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jackie Chan kicked his way back to the top of the U.S. box office heap as "Rush Hour 3" burst into the No. 1 spot, estimated weekend ticket receipts showed.

Ian McKellen joins fantasy film 'Stardust'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Ian McKellen is set to narrate the new Paramount fantasy film "Stardust" based on the fairy tale by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess.

Authors auction naming rights for charity

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Sixteen top U.S. authors are auctioning off naming rights to a character or place in their books to raise money for the First Amendment Project.

Two 'Beowulf' movies in the works

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Plans are under way for two movie versions of the epic poem "Beowulf," Daily Variety said Friday.

Book lovers flock to National Mall

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Some 85,000 people jammed the National Book Festival in Washington Saturday for book signings by some of the nation's top writers.

Alice Cooper gets star on Hollywood walk

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Shock rocker Alice Cooper will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles Dec. 2.
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List of hardcover and paperback best-sellers.
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List of hardcover and paperback best-sellers, compiled by United Press International.
By United Press International

Neil Richard Gaiman (pronounced /ˈɡeɪmən/) (born 10 November 1960) is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. His notable works include The Sandman comic series, Stardust, American Gods and Coraline. Gaiman's writing has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the 2009 Newbery Medal. The extreme enthusiasm of his fans has led some to call him a "rock star" of the literary world.

He lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, in an "Addams Family house". He has three children: Michael, Holly, and Madeleine and is divorced from his former wife, Mary McGrath.

Gaiman's family is of Polish Jewish origins; his great-grandfather emigrated from Antwerp before 1914 and his grandfather eventually settled in the Hampshire city of Portsmouth and established a chain of grocery stores. His father, David Bernard Gaiman, worked in the same chain of stores; his mother, Sheila Gaiman (née Goldman), was a pharmacist. He has two younger sisters. After living for a period in the nearby town of Portchester, where Neil was born in 1960, the family settled in 1965 in the West Sussex town of East Grinstead. Gaiman lived there for many years, from 1965-1980 and again from 1984-1987. Gaiman was educated at several Church of England schools, including Fonthill School (East Grinstead), Ardingly College (1970-74), and Whitgift School (Croydon) (1974-77).

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