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Neil Gaiman: Vampires are over-farmed

5th July 2010

Vampires are being 'over-farmed' by publishers looking to cash-in on the huge popularity of the un-dead bloodsuckers.

According to The Graveyard Book author Neil Gaiman, vampires have become a literary cash cow following the success of US author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series - which has been turned into a run of Hollywood blockbusters starring Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Gaiman said: 'Vampires are being over-farmed.

'At any moment when we can actually talk about vampires as a genre in their own right, there are too many of them.'

He told the newspaper that vampires used to be like stars, turning up infrequently, but now they are more like reality TV contestants, as they are everywhere.

The writer of the award-winning Coraline, which was also adapted for the silver screen, concluded: 'The saddest thing is that it runs the risk of making vampires not scary.'

Gaiman recently won the Cilip Carnegie Medal and claimed, at the age of almost 50, it was worth the wait.

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