Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman
, (born October 19
), English writer, is the bestselling author of the His Dark Materials
trilogy of fantasy
novels, and a number of other books, purportedly for children, but attracting increasing attention by adult readers. Pullman was awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours list in 2004.
The last volume of that trilogy, The Amber Spyglass, was awarded the Whitbread Book of the Year prize in January 2002, the first children's book to receive that award.
Like the Harry Potter books, the His Dark Materials books have been criticized by some Christian groups. Perhaps with more reason; Pullman, unlike J K Rowling, has an openly anti-Christian agenda and in the books of the His Dark Materials trilogy "the Church" is consistently on the side of wrong.
- The Haunted Storm (1972)
- Galatea (1976)
- The White Mercedes (1981) (later renamed The Butterfly Tattoo)
- Count Karlstein (1982)
- Detective Stories, ilustrated by Nick Hardcastle (1985 or 1998)
- How to be Cool (1987)
- Spring-Heeled Jack: A Story of Bravery and Evil, illustrated by David Mostyn (1989)
- The Broken Bridge (1990)
- Frankenstein (1990)
- The Firework-maker's daughter, illustrated by Susan Saelig Gallagher (1995)
- Clockwork or All Wound Up, illustrated by Leonid Gore (1996)
- I was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers (1999)
- Puss in Boots: The Adventures of That Most Enterprising Feline, illustrated by Ian Beck (2001)
- The New-Cut Gang:
- Thunderbolt's Waxwork (1994)
- The Gasfitter's Ball (1995)
- Sally Lockhart series: modern "penny dreadfuls"
- The Ruby in the Smoke (1985)
- The Shadow in the North (first published as The Shadow in the Plate) (1986)
- The Tiger in the Well (1991)
- The Tin Princess (1994)
- 'His Dark Materials' trilogy:
- Northern Lights, retitled The Golden Compass in the US (1996)
- The Subtle Knife (1995)
- The Amber Spyglass (2000)
- Lyra's Oxford (2003), a small collection of materials from the His Dark Materials universe, including postcards, a map of Oxford, and a short-short story