Philip Pullman

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Philip Pullman


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in Norwich, Norfolk, England, The United Kingdom
October 19, 1946

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In 1946, acclaimed author Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, into a Protestant family. Although his beloved grandfather was an Anglican priest, Pullman became an atheist in his teenage years. He graduated from Exeter College in Oxford with a degree in English, and spent 23 years as a teacher while working on publishing 13 books and numerous short stories. Pullman has received many awards for his literature, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for exceptional children’s literature in 1996, and the Carnegie of Carnegies in 2006. He is most famous for his “His Dark Materials” trilogy, a series of young adult fantasy novels which feature freethought themes. The novels cast organized religion as the series’ villain. Pullman told T ...more

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I’m grateful to all those who have taken part in discussions about the various topics that have arisen here. Unfortunately this site, like many others, has been targeted by advertisers of fake Rolex watches and so on, not to mention other less agreeable things, and cluttered the place up so much it’s almost impossible to fight your way through. We are in the process of clearing that all up, but...

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“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
Philip Pullman

“We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.”
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“I think it's perfectly possible to explain how the universe came about without bringing God into it, but I don't know everything, and there may well be a God somewhere, hiding away. Actually, if he is keeping out of sight, it's because he's ashamed of his followers and all the cruelty and ignorance they're responsible for promoting in his name. If I were him, I'd want nothing to do with them.”
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2016 suggestion category 7. A book that you want to re-read.

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  12 votes, 75.0%

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  2 votes, 12.5%

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