Philip Pullman
Special Guest #18
~ Philip Pullman


Biographical Sketch

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich in 1946, and educated at Ysgol Ardudwy, Harlech, Gwynedd, then at Oxford University.

Having taught at middle school level for several years, he worked from 1988-96 as a part-time Senior Lecturer in English at Westminster College, Oxford, teaching courses in The Victorian Novel, The Traditional Tale, and Creative Writing.

He has written and lectured widely on various aspects of the relationship between text and images. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for the Children's Book and was a member of the judging panel for the Guardian Children's Book Award for 1994 and 1996, and also of the panel of judges for the Betty Trask Award, 1997.

The quality of Pullman's work has been recognized in the following Awards:

He and his wife, Jude, have two sons: Jamie, a professional viola player; and Tom, who is still at school.