The Guardian: Neil Gaiman novel wins Book of the Year

December 25th, 2013

Neil Gaiman
The Guardian
December 25, 2013

Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel The Ocean At The End Of The Lane has been voted the Book of the Year, beating big names including Kate Atkinson, David Walliams and David Jason.

The book, a modern-day fairy tale about a man returning to his childhood home for a funeral, won a public vote from a shortlist of the winners of all 10 categories from the year’s Specsavers National Book Awards.

Gaiman, who grew up in East Grinstead where his family were prominent Scientologists, made his name writing graphic novels including the Sandman series.

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