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Neil Gaiman wins Newbery Award

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Oh, the horror: Neil Gaiman wins Newbery Medal

Author received top prize in children’s lit for spooky ‘The Graveyard Book’

I am so wonderfully befuddled,” the best-selling author said Monday after winning the 88th annual Newbery for “The Graveyard Book,” a spooky, but (he says) family friendly story about a boy raised by a vampire, a werewolf and a witch.

“I never really thought of myself as a Newbery winner. It’s such a very establishment kind of award, in the right kind of way, with the world of librarians pointing at the book saying, ‘This is worthy of the ages.’ And I’m so very used to working in, and enjoying working in, essentially the gutter.” </em>

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