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Philip Pullman

'Golden Compass' Author To Drop New Anti-Authoritarian Fantasy Trilogy

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.15.2017 | Arts

Desperate for a new anti-totalitarian dystopia to channel your Trump-era anxieties? Philip Pullman has you covered. Pullman, the acclaimed British aut...

13 Writers Who Need To Get Writing

Posted 01.25.2013 | Home

Writer's block is a terrible affliction. And yet, we find ourselves with little sympathy when it comes to some of our favorite writers who haven't...

Interview: Philip Pullman on Retelling the Grimm Fairy Tales

Monica Edinger | Posted 01.20.2013 | Home
Monica Edinger

"Why would anyone not seize at once, with both hands, the immense privilege of telling stories, when it's so easy to achieve?"

Philip Pullman, Duke of Cittagazze

Monica Edinger | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home
Monica Edinger

Philip Pullman, the well-known author of The Golden Compass and a forthcoming collection of Grimm fairy tales, has received many honors, perhaps none quite as unusual as his latest from the King of Redonda.

Feral Children in Children's Books

Monica Edinger | Posted 11.02.2011 | Home
Monica Edinger

Reading this Roger Moorhouse piece on the eighteenth century German feral child, Peter of Hanover, reminded me of Victor of Aveyron who showed up ...

Philip Pullman: 'Why We Must Stand Up To The Book Barbarians'

Telegraph | Peter Stanford | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

To casual passers-by, Kensal Rise Library in north-west London is just another red-brick, late-Victorian municipal building, noticeable only because i...

Children's Laureate Warns 'Society Will Pay' For Library Closures

The Bookseller | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

The outgoing Children's Laureate Anthony Browne has warned society "will pay the price in the long term" for closing school and public libraries....

2011 Man Booker International Prize Finalists Announced | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home

The Finalists' List was announced by the chair of judges, Rick Gekoski at a press conference held at the University of Sydney, on Wednesday 30 March 2...

50 Books Every Child Should Read

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Education Secretary Michael Gove says that children aged 11 should be reading 50 books a year to improve literacy standards. We asked three of Brit...

UK Libraries Threatened With Survival

TheBookseller | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The nation is gearing up for the first Save Our Libraries day on Saturday (5th February), with around 50 events planned around the UK and "hundreds of...

Quotes From Istanbul: the Writers and Literary Translators International Congress

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ming Holden

The program included heartbreaking panels with exiled journalists and poets from Iran, South America, and China who had undergone imprisonment and torture for many years on end.

Stuck In A Moment

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Not that it's anything new, or groundbreaking, or revolutionary -- we can all cite lists of authors from the past who chose to express themselves in t...

Philip Pullman On His New Book 'The Good Man Jesus And The Scoundrel Christ,' His Relationship With Christianity

Telegraph UK | Philip Pullman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

in general, I prefer not to discuss the meaning of my work. But the book I've just published, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, is differen...

Zadie Smith, Nadine Gordimer On Guardian Hay Festival Lineup

The Guardian | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bill Clinton called it the "Woodstock of the mind" while Joseph Heller said it was like a cross between "an international conference and a country wed...

'Twilight,' Neil Gaiman, And Why Ch

Telegraph UK | Anne Billson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In case you hadn't noticed, there's a big streak of the supernatural running through a lot of children's fiction these days. Ghosts, vampires and skel...

Philip Pullman, Kazuo Ishiguro, Alexander McCall Smith And Others On Bad Reviews, Their Favorite Authors And More

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We asked some of the leading authors at this year's Guardian Hay festival a series of questions. Here are their answers...

Philip Pullman Receives Death Threats Over New Book About Jesus

Telegraph UK | Andrew Hough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The atheist writer, 63, claims he had received dozens of angry letters from critics accusing him of blasphemy in his new book "The Good Man Jesus and ...

The Moral of the Story Is...

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Allow me to fill you in on all the dangerous, deadly, evil subtexts to your favorite fond that you'll never be so foolish as to enjoy them for what they are on their faces, again!

Golden Compass Author On Religious Uproar | Robert Butler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Is he expecting controversy? He pauses: "I am beset, not beset, that's too strong, I am attended by crazy people." The day before our interview he had...