Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman, novelist and advocate of the literary imagination, was born in Norwich in 1946, and educated in England, Zimbabwe, and Australia, before settling in North Wales, and reading English in Exeter College, Oxford. His most well-known work is the trilogy His Dark Materials. He has been awarded the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award, and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award - the first time it was given to a children's book. In 2009 he gave a keynote speech at the Convention on Modern Liberty.

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