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Philip Pullman - Author

About the Author

Philip Pullman one of the most acclaimed writers working today.

He is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass), which has been named one of the top 100 novels of all time by Newsweek. He has also won many distinguished prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for Northern Lights (and the reader-voted ‘Carnegie of Carnegies’ for the best children’s book of the past seventy years); the Whitbread (now Costa) Award for The Amber Spyglass; and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in honour of his body of work. The first volume of Philip Pullman’s long-awaited trilogy The Book of Dust, set in the same world as His Dark Materials, published in 2017, and the second volume followed in 2019.

Author photo © Michael Leckie portrait.

 

Featured books by Philip Pullman

Other books by Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife: award-winning, internationally b estselling, now full-colour illustrated ed

The Subtle Knife: award-winning, internationally b estselling, now full-colour illustrated ed

Author: Philip Pullman Illustrator: Chris Wormell Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2021

A stunning full-colour illustrated gift hardback of the second book in Philip Pullman's world-famous and beloved His Dark Materials trilogy. The perfect gift for every fan, of any age. What is he? A friend, or an enemy? He is a murderer. Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds... Now a major HBO/BBC TV series starring Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Beautifully illustrated by acclaimed artist Chris Wormell, the creator of the covers for The Book of Dust: la Belle Sauvage and The Secret Commonwealth.

The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials 2

The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials 2

Author: Philip Pullman, Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/10/2021

From the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials - now a major critically acclaimed BBC series. She had asked: What is he? A friend or an enemy? The alethiometer answered: He is a murderer. When she saw the answer, she relaxed at once. Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld - Cittagazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm. On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat - and the shattering truth of their own destiny. Read by Philip Pullman and a full cast of narrators.

Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1

Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1

Author: Philip Pullman, Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/10/2021

Featuring an exclusive interview between the author, Philip Pullman, and His Dark Materials star, Ruth Wilson. Now a major BBC series 'Without this child, we shall all die.' Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon, Pantalaimon, always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle - a struggle born of stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears. As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable. Read by Philip Pullman and a full cast of narrators.

The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials 3

The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials 3

Author: Philip Pullman, Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/10/2021

From the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials - now a major critically acclaimed BBC series. 'We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back.' Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . . Read by Philip Pullman and a full cast of narrators.

Lyra's Oxford Illustrated Edition

Lyra's Oxford Illustrated Edition

Author: Philip Pullman Illustrator: Christopher Wormell Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

A full-colour beautiful gift edition of this magical story featuring Lyra and Pan, set in the world of Philip Pullman's ground-breaking His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust. Illustrated for the first time by Chris Wormell. Two years after the events of His Dark Materials, Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit high on the roof of Jordan College, gazing down on the streets of Oxford. But their peace is shattered by a flock of enraged starlings, who seem intent on knocking another bird out of the sky - a bird that Lyra and Pan quickly realise is a witch's daemon. The daemon carries worrying tidings of a terrible sickness spreading in the north, and claims that only Lyra can help him - but is he really friend, or foe? Illustrated throughout for the first time by Chris Wormell, this is the perfect gift for Pullman fans old and new.

His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife

His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible His Dark Materials trilogy. What is he? A friend, or an enemy? He is a murderer. Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds... The smash-hit, critically adored second season of BBC/HBO television series was based on the story of The Subtle Knife. The His Dark Materials books are adored by readers of all ages.

His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

The third volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking His Dark Materials trilogy.Now a major, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO TV series. We're going to the land of the dead - and we're going to come back. Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned... Read the book ahead of the third season of the smash-hit, critically adored BBC/HBO television series. The His Dark Materials books are adored by readers of all ages.

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

The first volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking His Dark Materials trilogy. Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... Northern Lights is one of the nation's favourite books, adored by adults and children alike.

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