Neil Gaiman has written novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. He is best known for his comic book series The Sandman and for his novels Stardust, American Gods and Coraline. He is a Carnegie and Newbery Medal winner, and has been awarded four Hugo, two Nebula and four Bram Stoker awards. In 2013 his book The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards. He is a Patron of The Open Rights Group and The Science Fiction Foundation, and is Professor of the Arts at Bard College.