Over the years I have been asked many questions about my books, my approach to writing, and even about my interest in woodwork. The answer to your question may be right here, so have a browse or search my Q&As.
Why does Amazon Germany, US and Spain offer HDM on kindle but not Amazon UK for your very own native country?
Dear Philip Did you name Will Parry after Will Stanton from Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising Sequence? I thought you might have because your Will leaves his mother with a Mrs. Cooper at the start of The Subtle Knife. from Ian
Dear Phillip, I was interested to see that you like woodwork. Are there any similarities between your two crafts? Do you feel like a story is something you build?
Hi Philip! Can we please get an update on the progress of The Book of Dust? Are you still planning to release it? I only recently got into the His Dark Materials books and I love them. I really wish there was more to read about Lyra & Will's worlds. Thank you Will.
Dear Mr Pullman, I've read that the first Sally Lockhart Book - The Ruby in the Smoke - started life as a play. Has this been published, or is there an adaptation for the stage, and why did you choose to turn it into a novel?
Dear Mr Pullman, I was wondering if you sell prints of your illustrations. They are beautiful Sasha.
Hello Mr Pullman, I am just curious to know if any music impacted/inspired you in writing His Dark Materials? May I just say too that by being an avid reader of your fantasy work that you really go into describing alot which really brang the books to life, so top marks on that facet, I?m a teenage reader and I've read the Harry Potter Series and the Inheritance Cycle and many others (except LOTR which I found boring and confusing at times) and I'm just wondering what I should read next? How can
I was happy to see that you are planning to write more in the Sally Lockhart series! Any news on when book 5 might be out? A lot of us are really looking forward to her next adventure! Thank you. Carol
Dear Philip, For my English homework we have been asked to find out as much about you as we can i.e where you were born,where you grew up. I?ve found the answers to all of the questions apart from who are your favourite authors and I was wondering if you can answer this for me ? Thankyou James.
Hello, Philip Pullman. I know you must be tired of hearing the same question, but I would like to know if you have any estimate of when the book's dust will be ready. I greatly admire his work. I also write my stories, and I must say that you inspired me a lot. I also take very seriously the daemons. I have one since I was 12 years. Today I am 14 and he is still here beside me. You have no idea how much he helped me in life...You have a daemon? How did you know about this? And one more question: Do you believe that dust can indeed exist, and it is real, as some people argue on your forum, or you think it's just fictional? Thank you. Giuseppe 14 years, Brazil.
Dear Mr Pullman, I admire your work very much and I am just wondering do you make up your characters in his dark materials or did they remind you of people? and I would also like to know do you beleive in what you write about dark matter in your books? I have done a lot of research about it but I am srill a little bit confused thank you for your time Mikayla (13)
Dear Mr. Pullman, I am a 7th grade teacher in Wisconsin. I just finished reading the His Dark Materials trilogy. I have NEVER been so deeply affected by a book, specifically the ending. I have been crying about it for 3 days! Will and Lyra's decision and the bittersweet moments between them truly speak to the power humanity. What is more important to you: Having a reader experience something so emotional or making them question their beliefs or world view. Thank you for this book. Ross, Madison, WI USA
Dear Phillip I am doing a comparison of the books Northern Lights and The Good Man Jesus And The Scoundrel Christ. What inspiration did you have for both books and what kind of styles did you use for the two of them. Yours Sincerly Lawrence
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Dear Mr Pullman, Please can you push for a remake of the Northern Lights film. I personally feel that the HDM trilogy could become the greatest film trilogy ever made if it was put in the right hands. The current writers and producers of the Doctor Who series (Stephen Moffat et. al.) would be fantastic at envisioning your work. What is your opinion on this? Thanks, Matt