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Philip Pullman

UK (1946 - )

Philip Pullman is the acclaimed author of novels, short stories and plays for readers of all ages. He has received many accolades and awards for his books for children. The first volume of the His Dark Materials Trilogy, NORTHERN LIGHTS, won the 1996 Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the British Book Award. THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER won the 1996 Smarties Gold Award. CLOCKWORK was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year 1997, and for the Carnegie Medal. He is one of the most talented and well-known children's writers in the world today. He lives in Oxford.
Sally Lockhart
1. The Ruby in the Smoke (1985)
2. The Shadow in the North (1986)
     aka The Shadow in the Plate
3. The Tiger in the Well (1990)
4. The Tin Princess (1994)
Sally Lockhart Slipcase (omnibus) (2004)


His Dark Materials Graphic Novel
1. The Golden Compass The Graphic Novel (2015)
     aka Northern Lights Graphic Novel
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Northern Lights
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1996) : Northern Lights
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Amber Spyglass

Books about Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman recommends
Mr Corbett's Ghost: and Other Stories
Mr Corbett's Ghost: and Other Stories (1969)
Léon Garfield
"The tension is as forceful as any high-tech thriller."
The Great Ghost Rescue
The Great Ghost Rescue (1975)
Eva Ibbotson
"This kind of fun will never fail to delight."
The Haunting of Hiram C. Hopgood
The Haunting of Hiram C. Hopgood (1987)
Eva Ibbotson
"This kind of fun will never fail to delight."
Pereira Maintains
Pereira Maintains (1995)
Antonio Tabucchi
"The most impressive novel I've read for years."
Malkin (1998)
(Star Maker, book 2)
Sophie Masson
"Watching a story unfold when you know the story but don't know how the storyteller is going to make it work this time is a particular delight."
Silent Snow, Secret Snow
Silent Snow, Secret Snow (1998)
Adèle Geras
"A strange and delightful tale."
Tiger Without Teeth
Tiger Without Teeth (1998)
Bernard Ashley
"Bernard Ashley's great gift is to turn what seems to be low-key realism into something much stronger and more resonant. "
The Kin
The Kin (1998)
Peter Dickinson
"A magnificent work from one of the real masters."
The Eclipse of the Century
The Eclipse of the Century (1999)
Jan Mark
"Read it and be amazed."
Shadows (1999)
(Hex / Void, book 2)
Rhiannon Lassiter
"HEX shows a considerable narrative style and a real flair for atmosphere."
Coram Boy
Coram Boy (2000)
Jamila Gavin
"Strong naratives with vivid characters and exciting events... Jamila Gavin's Coram Boy is exactly the sort of thing I mean."
A Single Shard
A Single Shard (2001)
Linda Sue Park
"Delightful... I read the novel with enormous pleasure and admiration."
Antrax (2001)
(Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, book 2)
Terry Brooks
"Antrax is great, and it confirms Terry's place at the head of the fantasy world."
Country Loving
Country Loving (2002)
Julie Highmore
"It's lovely. It's delightful. It's funny and observant and truthful. "
Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times
Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times (2002)
Neil Astley
"A magnificent anthology."
Mr. Golightly's Holiday
Mr. Golightly's Holiday (2003)
Salley Vickers
"Salley Vickers is....a presence worth cherishing in the ranks of modern novelists."
King of the Middle March
King of the Middle March (2003)
(Arthur Trilogy, book 3)
Kevin Crossley-Holland
"I was spellbound."
Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder (2005)
Brian Keaney
"I applaud the author's seriousness of purpose."
The Waiting Time
The Waiting Time (2005)
Sara Banerji
"Sara Banerji's view of the world is completely original and vivid... she is always worth reading."
Beyond Black
Beyond Black (2005)
Hilary Mantel
"One of the greatest ghost stories in the language."
Furthermore (2005)
Susie Maguire
"...Susie Maguire's is a voice that doesn't resemble anyone else's, and her vision of the world is clear, astringent, and generous."
The Other Side of You
The Other Side of You (2006)
Salley Vickers
"A writer whose subtle intelligence and unobtrusive command of narrative I always enjoy."
Angel Isle
Angel Isle (2006)
(Ropemaker, book 2)
Peter Dickinson
"The most surprising, the most original of children's writers at work today."
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007)
Mohsin Hamid
"A tale of enormous tension - more exciting than any thriller I've read in a long time."
Waves (2007)
Sharon Dogar
"... a remarkable novel... both sensuous and sinister."
The Cry of the Sloth
The Cry of the Sloth (2009)
Sam Savage
"A work of great originality."
The True Deceiver
The True Deceiver (2009)
Tove Jansson
"Tove Jansson is a genius."

Our Tragic Universe (2010)
Scarlett Thomas
"A delight."

Travelling Light (2010)
Tove Jansson
"Tove Jansson was a genius."

The Death of King Arthur (2010)
Peter Ackroyd

The Monkey's Wedding: And Other Stories (2011)
Joan Aiken
"Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustable, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon. She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for many years to come."

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