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Philip Pullman

Biography

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is one of the most acclaimed writers working today. He is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy (THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS), which has been named one of the top 100 novels of all time by Newsweek and one of the all-time greatest novels by Entertainment Weekly. He has also won many distinguished prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for THE GOLDEN COMPASS (and the reader-voted “Carnegie of Carnegies” for the best children’s book of the past 70 years); the Whitbread (now Costa) Award for THE AMBER SPYGLASS; a Booker Prize long-list nomination (THE AMBER SPYGLASS); Parents’ Choice Gold Awards (THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS); and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in honor of his body of work. In 2004, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Philip Pullman

Books by Philip Pullman

by Philip Pullman - Criticism, Essays, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Literary, Literary Criticism, Literary Fiction

One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story --- from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens and the Brothers Grimm, among others --- and delves into the role of story in education, religion and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, DAEMON VOICES is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself.

by Philip Pullman - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Malcolm Polstead’s parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue. He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust --- and the spy it was intended for finds him. When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere, and all are asking about the same thing: a baby girl named Lyra. Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm.

written by Philip Pullman, performed by Philip Pullman and a full cast - Adventure, Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder—and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up.

written by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Diana Bryan