Philip Pullman life and biography

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Philip Pullman biography

Date of birth : 1946-10-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Norwich, England
Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-06-25
Credited as : Novelist, children's books, The Ruby in the Smoke, His Dark Materials

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Philip Pullman is an English writer from Norwich. He is the best-selling author of several books, most notably his trilogy of fantasy novels, His Dark Materials, and his fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.

A part-time lecturer on literature, Philip Pullman wrote the children's books The Ruby in the Smoke (1988) and The Firework-Maker's Daughters (1996), but is more widely known for the His Dark Materials trilogy of novels. Although they are frequently called fantasy books, Pullman has described his William Blake-inspired epic tale of innocence and experience as one of "stark reality." The books in the trilogy are Northern Lights (1995, also called The Golden Compass), The Subtle Knife (1997) and The Amber Spyglass (2000).

The Golden Compass was made into the 2007 movie starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig... Pullman has been known to refer C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia as "nauseating drivel."

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