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July 2, 2022

Neil Gaimans’ latest fantasy published by Nemira

The Romanian version of Hugo and Locus awards’ recipient “The Graveyard Book,” the latest novel by Neil Gaiman will be launched by Nemira Publishing Company.

‘The Graveyard Book’ is named by critics a children’s fantasy novel by British-born author Neil Gaiman, but its public ranges farther than children’s literature. The story is about a boy named Nobody Owens who, after his family is killed by a mysterious man, is subsequently adopted and raised by the occupants of an old graveyard. Gaiman’s first full-length children’s novel since the bestselling and widely acclaimed Coraline, The Graveyard Book won the 2009 Hugo and Newbery Awards, as well as a Locus Award for best novel. It was also shortlisted for the World Fantasy and Locus Awards for Best Science Fiction Novel. Gaiman first had the idea for the story in 1985 after seeing his then two year-old son Mike “pedaling his tricycle around a graveyard” their family lived across from. Recalling how at home his son looked there, Gaiman thought he “could write something a lot like The Jungle Book and set it in a graveyard.

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