The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is a British author who was born in 1960 in Hampshire, UK.
At the age of four he learned to read. Gaiman describes himself as a child who was raised in libraries. That’s the place where he discovered his love for books and, therefore, his love for the works of Edgar Allan Poe, C.S Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Branch Cabell, Michael Moorcock, Gene Wolfe and Ursula K. LeGuin.
When he was about 19 years old, he contacted his favourite author R.A. Lafferty and asked him for advice on becoming a writer. So Lafferty sent Gaiman a letter with some literary advice.
In the 1980s Gaiman started his writing career in England as a journalist. The first books he wrote were biographies. Later he started to write comic-books.
Today “he is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama” (http://www.neilgaiman.com/About_Neil/Biography).
To learn more about Neil Gaiman have a look at his homepage.