Posted by Jaya on November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
Shaun Tan is an Australian illustrator and author of children’s books and speculative fiction cover artist. He won an Academy Award for The Lost Thing, a 2011 animated film adaptation of a 2000 picture book he wrote and illustrated.
One of Tan’s recent projects has been the creation of 50 small sculptures to illustrate Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales. Published in October by Aladin Verlag, Grimms Märchen is only available as a German language edition for the moment (the original editions of Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman remain unillustrated). You can find out a little more about this project on Shaun Tan’s website.
Posted by Ian on May 18, 2013 in Philip Pullman
To celebrate the release of Neil Gaiman’s new book The Ocean at the End of the Lane, he will be in conversation with Philip Pullman at the Oxford Playhouse Theatre at 19:30 on August 12st. Both writers will be signing books afterwards. To find out more and book tickets, click here.
Posted by Ian on May 4, 2013 in Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman has encouraged parents to fill their homes with books to get their children reading. Speaking to the Oxford Mail in support of the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign, he said “Make sure you have lots of books in the house, lots of attractive picture books, and some interesting stories as they get older [...] Enrol your child at the library – that is very important. Make sure they know where the library is and that they are always welcome there and that the library is full of lovely books to borrow.” He also mentions that one of his favourite childhood books was Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner.
Read the article in full here.
Posted by Ian on May 2, 2013 in Interviews, Philip Pullman
There is a good interview with Philip Pullman by Ella Walker of the Cambridge News posted today. It coincides with the staging of I Was A Rat! in Cambridge. The production is touring until June. Read the interview in full here.
Posted by Ian on April 26, 2013 in Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman has been elected as President of the trade union the Society of Authors and will take up his position on August 3rd, succeeding current president P.D. James on her 93rd birthday.
James said ‘[N]o one could be better qualified for the task [...] the Society of Authors could not be in better hands.’
Pullman said ‘P. D. James has been a magnificent President, whose knowledge and wit and wisdom will be very hard to follow. The Society of Authors has been representing and supporting the work of
writers for a hundred and thirty years, and now that we’re in the middle of one of the greatest
revolutions in printing and publishing and reading there has ever been, the Society’s experience will be needed more than ever. I am both honoured and excited to be taking on the role of President.’
The Society of Authors was founded in 1884 and represents over 9000 members. The position of President is the Society’s ultimate honour and is currently a lifetime position.