Philip Pullman

Author of His Dark Materials and Fellow of the The Royal Society of Literature

19/10/1946 -

Philip Pullman biography and information

  • Before the success of the first book in the trilogy, Northern Lights, Philip Pullman had studied English at Exeter College, Oxford and worked as a primary school teacher.
  • A regular writer of children's stories, he took up a part-time teaching post at Westminster College, Oxford until the publication of Northern Lights in 1995.
  • He has been awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the biggest prize in children's literature and been nominated twice for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal.

His Dark Materials

Northern Lights (1995)

The Subtle Knife (1997)

The Amber Spyglass (2000)

Book and writing awards

Carnegie Medal 1995 (Northern Lights), Whitbread Book of the Year 2002 (The Amber Spyglass), Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2005.

Similar authors to Philip Pullman:

C.S. LewisMalorie Blackman and Michael Morpurgo.

Books by Philip Pullman

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When Gaiman met Pullman...

Posted on 22nd Aug, 2013

This week Waterstones Oxford, together with the Oxford Playhouse, hosted an evening with Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman, and it was incredible. Did you miss it? Then catch up with our podcast recording...