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Hugo Fulfills Gaiman's Childhood Dream
Author Ecstatic Over Best Novel Award
By Chris Wyatt
September 02, 2002
Author Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman, who took home the Best Novel Hugo last night for his book AMERICAN GODS
, was beaming with joy while accepting the honor.
"When I was 14 there were three things that I wanted," explained Gaiman. "I wanted heat vision. I wanted to work up the nerve to ask the names of the twins that sat across from me on the train to school (three years sitting across from them and I never was able to ask)...and I wanted to win a Best Novel Hugo when I grew up. As my writing career started happening I realized that I was not becoming the kind of writer who would ever win the Hugo...but now I won. It's wonderful."
"Heat vision?" responded Hugo host, and bestselling author Tad Williams. "That's just plain crazy. Everyone knows the way to go is X-Ray vision
Gaiman's latest book, a children's novel called CORALINE
, is already being warmly received by readers and critics.Questions? Comments? Let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.