Philip Pullman

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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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They have agents, do auditions and can still steal a scene after filling their nappies – meet the baby actors
Rafael, star of The Ferryman, has been paying taxes since the age of one, while Adiya received glowing reviews for her Lyra in The Book of Dust. Say coochy-coo to the babies treading the boards

Amelia Tait

24, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Jack Reacher: enduring appeal
Editorial: A new TV series shows the laconic hero dispatch the bad guys with balletic ease. If only real life were like that


09, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Government pauses plans to rewrite UK copyright laws after authors protest
Intellectual property rule changes were mooted in the wake of Brexit but have been shelved after warnings about how this could hit writers’ incomes

Alison Flood

19, Jan, 2022 @9:01 AM

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The week in theatre: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage; Life of Pi; Measure for Measure
The familiar and the fantastic are as one in the Bridge’s Philip Pullman spectacular; more puppet magic powers Life of Pi; and a coolly convincing 70s Measure for Measure

Susannah Clapp

12, Dec, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage review – a theatrical marvel
Nicholas Hytner brings a dazzling wizard’s touch to this adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy tale

Arifa Akbar

08, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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‘A sense of discovery’: Philip Pullman on religion, school plays and The Book of Dust
As an adaptation of La Belle Sauvage arrives at the Bridge theatre, the author explains why His Dark Materials was better as a play than a film – and how he learned to write for children and adults

Arifa Akbar

06, Dec, 2021 @9:58 AM

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‘The ground is unstable but there are pleasures all around’ – goodbye to the joy of small things
For three years, this column has been looking for sources of quotidian joy in the darkness. As it comes to an end, what tiny delights would other writers nominate?

Hannah Jane Parkinson, Philip Pullman, Yomi Adegoke, Tracey Thorn Phil Wang

17, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Pointing out racism in books is not an ‘attack’ – it’s a call for industry reform | Monisha Rajesh
I was called aggressive for criticising passages in Kate Clanchy’s memoir. But the real problem lies deep in the overwhelmingly white world of publishing

Monisha Rajesh

13, Aug, 2021 @1:51 PM

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Society of Authors distances itself from Philip Pullman’s tweets
The UK’s largest trade union for writers emphasised its anti-racist stance after its president, Pullman, showed support for Kate Clanchy on social media

Lucy Knight

11, Aug, 2021 @2:22 PM

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Rankin designs covers for Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy
Exclusive: photographer casts models as characters, creating an amalgam with their ‘dæmons’

Dalya Alberge

02, Aug, 2021 @4:27 PM

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