About the Author
Philip Pullman is a prolific English writer, best known for the fantasy book series His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amberglass, and additional related works). The Golden Compass (titled Northern Lights in the United Kingdom), won the 1996 Carnegie Medal and was made into a film in 2007. He has also written the Sally Lockhart series, The New-Cut Gang series, and several non-series books, including a fictionalized biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.
Date of Birth:October 19, 1946
Place of Birth:Norwich, England
Education:Exeter College, Oxford University