news from the literary world.

Neil Gaiman has won the 2009 Newbery Medal for The Graveyard Book.

When I grow up, I want to be like Neil Gaiman.  I’ve been following his blog and Twitter feed for a while now, and he seems like a genuinely nice sort of fellow.  He can string words together pretty well, too.


9 thoughts on “news from the literary world.

  1. Erica says:

    I used to read his “Sandman” graphic novels when I was a teenager. He is pretty awesome. And if he’s a nice guy, even better.

  2. JD says:

    Well deserved too. I read the book and loved it! It is a wonderful story for kids and adults. . . .

  3. LabRat says:

    Holy shit, a Newberry-winning book where they don’t kill someone’s dog or best friend?!

  4. Chris Byrne says:

    I love how you can tell how neurotic he is on his twitterfeed.

  5. MarkHB says:

    I think it’s shocking that an openly gay man can get such prestigious awards. What kind of example are we setting for out children?

    Wait. What? “Guy Man”? Oh, that’s all right, then.

    (I do hope everyone realises this post is a joke)

  6. Tam says:

    Those that wouldn’t don’t count anyway. 😉

  7. emdfl says:

    Anybody who hasn’t seen the movie of “Neverwhen” should check it out. It was as close to the book as possible and a really good flick.

  8. Dick Pilz says:

    I’ve met him. He’s even nicer in person than he comes across in his interviews.

    I’m lucky enough to live in the town where Coraline is being made into a stop-action movie, so he tours through on a regular basis.

    Or, maybe it’s so he can shop at Powell’s Books.

  9. Carl H says:

    Plus, he’s pals with Gene Wolfe. That’s good enough for me.

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