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Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman, (born October 19, 1946), 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.

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.

  • I was a rat
  • The Broken Bridge
  • Clockwork
  • Count Karlstein
  • Detective Stories
  • The Firework-maker's daughter

  • Sally Lockhart Trilogy: modern "penny dreadfuls"
    • The Ruby in the Smoke
    • The Shadow in the North
    • The Tiger in the Well
  • 'His Dark Materials' trilogy:
    • Northern Lights (published in the US as The Golden Compass)
    • The Subtle Knife
    • The Amber Spyglass

News story: Pullman criticizes modern fiction: http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,6109,773090,00

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