Neil Gaiman has gained more recognition for his work, winning the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Graveyard Book , published in the UK by Bloomsbury.
The Hugos, which acknowledge 'the best in the field of science fiction and fantasy', also honoured Bantam author David Anthony Durham with the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer, while John Scalzi won the Best Related Book category for the Subterranean Press book Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008.
Gaiman's award follows The Graveyard Book's success in the highly regarded children's prize, the Newbery Medal, in January. The book, an allegory of childhood, drawing inspiration from Kipling's Jungle Book, is published in the US by HarperCollins.
For the full list of Hugo Awards, see here