Philip Pullman talks about The Book of Dust
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Watch Philip Pullman tell us about The Book of Dust, set for release this October…

“There are other stories that can be told about the people in the book and the world of the book, and one of them has been occupying my imagination for quite some time.”

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Release date announced for The Book of Dust trilogy
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Philip Pullman announces the upcoming release of The Book of Dust trilogy

The as-yet untitled first volume will be set in London and Oxford, and will run parallel to the His Dark Materials trilogy. Lyra Belacqua will return in the first two volumes, as a baby and then ten years after the ending of The Amber Spyglass.

Pullman has described the new trilogy as neither a prequel nor a sequel, but an ‘equel’.

“It doesn’t stand before or after His Dark Materials, but beside it. It’s a different story, but there are settings that readers of His Dark Materials will recognise and characters they’ve met before.”

The first volume will be released worldwide on 19th October 2017, Pullman’s own birthday. You can pre-order it here on Amazon UK and here on Amazon US.


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His Dark Materials to be made into a BBC Drama
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The BBC have announced that they’re working with New Line Cinema to create a new television series based on the His Dark Materials trilogy. 

Pullman intends to be involved in the making of the series and mentioned he was delighted with the plan to tell the story in a new medium, saying, “It’s been a constant source of pleasure to me to see this story adapted to different forms.”

His Dark Materials is the first commission from Bad Wolf, a UK/US production company founded by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner and co-sited in South Wales and Los Angeles and is New Line Cinema’s first move into British television.

His Dark Materials will be Executive Produced by Philip Pullman, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New LineCinema, Bethan Jones for BBC One and Deborah Forte for Scholastic.

Stay tuned here and follow our Twitter feed for more information.

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Shaun Tan illustrates Grimm Tales
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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.



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Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Philip Pullman
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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.

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