PHILIP PULLMAN is one of the most acclaimed writers working today. He is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass), which has been named one of the top 100 novels of all time by Newsweek and one of the all-time greatest novels by Entertainment Weekly. He has also won many distinguished prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for The Golden Compass (and the reader-voted "Carnegie of Carnegies" for the best children's book of the past seventy years); the Whitbread (now Costa) Award for The Amber Spyglass; a Booker Prize long-list nomination (The Amber Spyglass); Parents' Choice Gold Awards (The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass); and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in honor of his body of work. In 2004, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. It has recently been announced that The Book of Dust, the much anticipated new book from Mr. Pullman, also set in the world of His Dark Materials, will be published as a major work in three parts, with the first part to arrive in October 2017. Philip Pullman is the author of many other much-lauded novels. Other volumes related to His Dark Materials: Lyra's Oxford, Once Upon a Time in the North, and The Collectors. For younger readers: I Was a Rat!; Count Karlstein; Two Crafty Criminals; Spring-Heeled Jack, and The Scarecrow and His Servant. For older readers: the Sally Lockhart quartet: The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well, and The Tin Princess; The White Mercedes; and The Broken Bridge. Philip Pullman lives in Oxford, England. To learn more, please visit philip-pullman.com and hisdarkmaterials.com. Or follow him on Twitter at @PhilipPullman.
A New York Times Bestseller A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction Winner of the Carnegie Medal "Very grand indeed." --The New York Times "The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings." --The Oregonian "Breathtaking...a glittering gem." --Publishers Weekly, Starred "Superb...all-stops-out thrilling." --The Washington Post "Marvelous...the writing is elegant and challenging." --The New Yorker "The Golden Compass is one of the best fantasy /adventure stories that I have read. This is a book no one should miss." --Terry Brooks "Powerful...fantasy-adventure that sparkles with childlike wonder." --The Boston Sunday Globe "Thrillingly paced and exotic...breathtaking." --The Columbus Dispatch "Masterful storytelling...with a cast of instantly beguiling characters." --Dallas Morning News "The last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement." --The Cincinnati Enquirer