Children and Young People

{related_entries id="evnt_auth_1"}
{related_entries id="evnt_chair"}{/related_entries}

{related_entries id="evnt_auth_1"} {/related_entries} talks to {related_entries id="evnt_chair"} {/related_entries}

His Dark Materials Trilogy

4:00pm | Wednesday 20 March 2013
£6 - £151 Hour{related_entries id="evnt_loca"}His Dark Materials Trilogy{/related_entries}
About this Event:

Philip Pullman talks to Sunday Times chief fiction reviewer Peter Kemp about the multi-award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy and his life as a writer. Pullman, winner of the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children’s Book Award and Whitbread Book of the Year, has published nearly 20 books. The His Dark Materials trilogy of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass, are the best known. His Dark Materials is the story of Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon. It starts in Oxford but moves between parallel universes. The first volume was turned into the Hollywood movie, The Golden Compass, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

Pullman has written mostly for children and his other work includes a series featuring Victorian adventurer Sally Lockhart that opens with Ruby in the Smoke. He has written a number of fairy tales and has recently published a retelling of his favourite Grimm tales.

This event is held in association with the Folio Society and Pullman will also talk about his love of the Folio Society, which has published a fully illustrated edition of His Dark Materials.

Philip Pullman will be the recipient of the 2013 Honorary Fellowship of the Oxford Literary Festival. The previous recipients have been William Boyd (2012), Kazuo Ishiguro (2011), Dame Antonia Byatt (2010), and Baroness P D James (2009). The award will be marked by the presentation of a special edition by the Folio Society.


Partners & Sponsors to this event {related_entries id="evnt_spon_par_1"} {/related_entries} {related_entries id="evnt_spon_par_2"} {/related_entries}
See all our Partners & Sponsors →