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Host: Oxford Literary Festival
Location: Christ Church, St Aldateâ€™s, Oxford OX1 1DP
Speaker: Phillip Pullman, Peter Kemp
Former Children’s Laureate Philip Pullman talks to Sunday Times chief fiction reviewer Peter Kemp about the multi-award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy and his life as a writer. Pullman, winner of the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children’s Book Award and Whitbread Book of the Year, has published nearly 20 books. The His Dark Materials trilogy of Northern Lights,The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass, are the best known. His Dark Materials is the story of Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon. It starts in Oxford but moves between parallel universes. The first volume was turned into the Hollywood movie, The Golden Compass, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.More Information