Philip Pullman is an English fantasy author, best known for his critically aclaimed series of novels "His Dark Materials".
He has recieved a number of awards and has been writting both adult and childrens literature since 1972, with his first novel "The Haunted Storm", while he worked teaching children and writing school plays.
He is a supporter of the British Humanist Society and is a confirmed Athiest, which has led to some criticism that his dark materials novels pursues an anti-Christian agenda. Pullman has defended this allegation by stating that his writing simply includes values that he hold as important, something most authors do conciously or sub-conciously. He has also said he has never intended to offend anyone with his writing.
The first novel in His Dark Materials series "Northern Lights has been turned into a successful motion picture called Golden Compass (the books name in the US) while his "Sally Lockhart" series has been turned into a TV mini series starring Billie Piper.
- 1995 Northern Lights
- 1997 The Subtle Knife
- 2000 The Amber Spyglass
- Lyra's Oxford
- Once Upon a Time in the North
- The Ruby in the Smoke
- The Shadow in the North
- The Tiger in the Well
- The Tin Princess
- Thunderbolt's Waxwork
- The Gasfitter's Ball
- The Haunted Storm
- Count Karlstein
- How to be Cool
- Spring-Heeled Jack
- The Broken Bridge
- The White Mercedes
- The Wonderful Story of Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
- Clockwork, or, All Wound Up
- The Firework-Maker's Daughter
- The Butterfly Tattoo
- I was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers
- Puss in Boots: The Adventures of That Most Enterprising Feline
- The Scarecrow and his Servant
- The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ