Sir Philip Pullman

Sir Philip Pullman was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2001.

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly respected children’s authors writing today. He is the author of several best-selling books, including the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the ’50 greatest British writers since 1945′. In a 2004 poll for the BBC, Pullman was named the eleventh most influential person in British culture.

Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie of Carnegies and the Whitbread Award, Pullman’s trilogy His Dark Materials has been acclaimed as a modern classic. It has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages. In 2005 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He was knighted in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to literature. He lives in Oxford.

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A New Golden Age

Children’s writer S.F. Said on how Philip Pullman has changed the literary landscape.

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