I don't mind a bookseller deciding they are for this age group or that, or a teacher giving one of my books to a child because they think it is appropriate. But I don't want to see the book itself declaring officially, as if with my approval, that it is for readers of 11 and upwards or whatever. I write books for whoever is interested. When I write a book I don't have an age group in mind. ... The book should be suited to the individual childPullman blasts planned book ratings Jun 04, 2008
I don't mind anybody having an opinion about my booksPullman blasts planned book ratings Jun 04, 2008
Normally I write a book, give it to the illustrator and he gets on with the pictures'Materials' writer creating comic strip May 11, 2008
To regard it as this Donohue man has said -- that I'm a militant atheist, and my intention is to convert people -- how the hell does he know that? Why don't we trust readers? Why don't we trust filmgoersPullman addresses Catholic controversy Nov 26, 2007
I'm impressed with the enthusiasm and professionalism of the team at Dynamic Entertainment and happy to support their efforts to bring 'The Butterfly Tattoo' to the screenPullman supports 'Butterfly' adaptation Sep 04, 2007
Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) 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 fictional biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. The first of His Dark Materials has been turned into the film The Golden Compass and the first two books from his Sally Lockhart series have been adapted for television.
In 2008, The Times named Pullman in its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, the son of Audrey Evelyn (née Merrifield) and Royal Air Force pilot Alfred Outram Pullman. The family travelled with his father's job, including to Southern Rhodesia where he spent time at school.