Philip Pullman

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Rishi Sunak joins criticism of changes to Roald Dahl books
No 10 says ‘we shouldn’t gobblefunk’ with words, as Philip Pullman suggests work be left to go out of print

Kevin Rawlinson Mabel Banfield-Nwachi and Sarah Shaffi

20, Feb, 2023 @2:01 PM

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Are you bored yet? Let Gore Vidal, giant spiders and a talking nutcracker bring the drama back
Five absolute crackers for theatre-lovers, from streaming Shakespeare to a Neil Gaiman fantasy at the Lowry

Arifa Akbar

28, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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His Dark Materials series three review – Ruth Wilson is as seductive as Satan
The BBC’s singular adaptation of Philip Pullman’s trilogy concludes with astonishing CGI and fantastic performances – particularly the deliciously evil Wilson

Stuart Jeffries

18, Dec, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘I want my monkey!’ Ruth Wilson on villainy, intimacy and returning to His Dark Materials
The actor made her mark in Jane Eyre after leaving college and hasn’t stopped working since. She talks about her role in Philip Pullman’s dark fantasy, her love for the stage – and her fear of commitment

Zoe Williams

12, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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James McAvoy opens up about his ‘slight’ issue with British writers
The actor, now starring in His Dark Materials, says his confidence plunged when Ian McEwan and Zadie Smith questioned his casting in previous roles

Vanessa Thorpe

11, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: The Book of Dust, Four Quartets and the start of panto season
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Alan Ayckbourn’s 87th play, live performance from Ukraine and a concert of lost showtunes

Chris Wiegand

01, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Philip Pullman calls for inquiry into writers’ trade union the Society of Authors
The writer, president of the SoA for nine years before he stood down in March, claims the organisation needs ‘investigation from outside’

Sarah Shaffi

22, Sep, 2022 @12:16 PM

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La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman audiobook review – the gripping prequel to His Dark Materials
Michael Sheen gives a richly textured performance as he brings Lyra Belacqua’s magical world to life

Fiona Sturges

02, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Poison pens: leading writers call for overhaul of UK’s Society of Authors
Literary world riven by conflict as trade union is accused of inappropriately taking sides in culture war

Vanessa Thorpe Arts & media correspondent

21, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on book prizes: don’t forget the children | Editorial
Editorial: In a changing awards landscape, fiction for young readers should not be left out in the cold


27, Jul, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Shock ending: how the Costa book awards changed reading – and pitted husband against wife
After 50 years, the prize has been scrapped. How did it change Britain’s literary landscape? And what happened at the awards when Margaret Drabble was seated next to Theresa May?

Claire Armitstead

23, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘I would not be free to express my opinion’: Philip Pullman steps down as Society of Authors president
Move comes in the wake of writer’s controversial comments about Kate Clanchy’s book Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me

Sarah Shaffi

25, Mar, 2022 @1:41 PM

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