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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.
 
Series contributed to
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
 
Anthologies edited
Detective StoriesWhodunit?: Utterly Baffling Detective Stories
 
Non fiction
Using the Oxford Junior Dictionary
 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Northern Lights
Carnegie Medal winner (1996) : Northern Lights
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Amber Spyglass


Books about Philip Pullman
The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark MaterialsDark Matter: A Thinking Fan's Guide to Philip PullmanDarkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip PullmanThe Devil's Account: Philip Pullman and Christianity
Dark Matters: An Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Philip Pullman's Dark Materials TrilogyThe Magical Worlds of Philip PullmanWriters Uncovered: Philip PullmanKilling the Imposter God: Philip Pullman's Spiritual Imagination in His Dark Materials
Shedding Light on His Dark Materials: Exploring Hidden Spiritual Themes in Philip Pullman's Popular SeriesExploring Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
 
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."
Pereira Maintains
Pereira Maintains (1995)
Antonio Tabucchi
"The most impressive novel I've read for years."
Malkin
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)
(Kin)
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
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
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."
Beyond Black
Beyond Black (2005)
Hilary Mantel
"One of the greatest ghost stories in the language."
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."
Furthermore
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
Waves (2007)
Sharon Dogar
"... a remarkable novel... both sensuous and sinister."
The Haunting of Hiram
The Haunting of Hiram (2008)
Eva Ibbotson
"This kind of fun will never fail to delight."
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
Our Tragic Universe (2010)
Scarlett Thomas
"A delight."
Travelling Light
Travelling Light (2010)
Tove Jansson
"Tove Jansson was a genius."
The Death of King Arthur
The Death of King Arthur (2010)
Peter Ackroyd
"Masterful."
The Monkey's Wedding: And Other Stories
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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