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Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman will speak at the Big Screen Symposium 2022

Neil Gaiman is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Neverwhere, American Gods, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and the Sandman series of graphic novels. He is credited with being one of the creators of modern comics, as well as an author whose work crosses genres and reaches audiences of all ages. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner Awards. He is a creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. 

Television series based on Gaiman stories and characters include six seasons of Lucifer, Netflix’s biggest success of 2021, and the Emmy-nominated three seasons of American Gods. Gaiman is currently Executive Producing and co-showrunning Sandman for Netflix, and he is, with Douglas Mackinnon, showrunning both Anansi Boys and the second season of Good Omens, both adapted from his novels, for Prime Video. 

In 2017 Gaiman became a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Originally from England, he now divides his time between Scotland, where Good Omens and Anansi Boys are filmed, and the United States, where he is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.