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 free-thought themes. The novels cast organized religion as the series' villain. Pullman told Th ...more

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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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“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.”
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

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DECEMBER FANTASY: This run-off poll decides which novel will be our December 2011 Fantasy Book of the Month!

 
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Northern Lights (aka The Golden Compass) by Philip Pullman
 
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