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.
I'm a budding author trying to find a way to get publishers to look at my work. My question is, how did you manage to get your first book published?
Will Lyra and Will ever meet again, and does will ever fix the knife, and what exactly are Specters?
Have you ever wrote a book or had an idea for a book inspired by your dreams. I meant dreams when you are sleeping. Another thing, have you ever been in a lucid dream? Which can be very great idea to create a fantasy world.
Do you have any idea when the book of dust will be finished? how far along are you? HUGE HUGE fan! - Jack Stephenson
On one of the book covers for the subtle knife, there is a picture of a leopard. Is there any reason for this? Or is there just a random leopard?
Dear Mr Pullman, You are a genius, a legend. I am 13 and deeply admire your 'His Dark Materials' trilogy and look forward to read your future works. Can you please recommend some books to read. Thank you, Amogh
You mentioned somewhere in the Q&A section that you hadn't seen any evidence for the existance of God. I was wondering, what would it take to convince you that he exists?
Why do you make such a (commendable) effort to reply to the emails and letters you receive from fans? I have written to you twice, once as a young teen, once as an adult. You replied both times, and this surprised and delighted me. Is there a specific reason that you make such an effort to respond to correspondence? Kind regards, Vicky
Dear Philip, I am a Big fan of your Sally Lockhart Quartet, I noticed there arenít many questions about this particular book. But my question was how come you decided for Fred to die?
Hi, since hearing about “The Book of Dust” I have re-read all five books based on His Dark Materials. I have become quite obsessed with finding out any information at all about the Book of Dust, so I was wondering if you could tell me how big the book will actually be? Bigger than one of the books of the trilogy or two, or all three? Thanks.
I now often wonder what animals the daemons of people I know would be. Do you, too? Do you know what your daemon would be? Thank you for your writing.
How does it feel knowing that almost every one who read The Amber Spyglass cried their hearts out? I just re-read it for the fifth time and I'm still sobbing (literally sobbing and it was literally the fifth time). I'm not asking like are you proud or why did you do that, but how does it feel knowing your story touched peopleís hearts like that.
Hi Philip. I wanted to know what do you think of the changes that they made to the Golden Compass in order to make it a happy ending? Personally i believe they should have kept the original ending.
My daughter-in-law got an audio book by you, called Once Upon a Time in the North, which is about how the bear lost his armor. She also said that she saw it in book form at Wal-Mart, but didn't have the money to buy it at that time, and can't find it now. She says it's a novella, or very short book. Is this a separate book from the trilogy, or just an exerpt? Or is this even yours? She lives in another state, in a very small town. We don't have the same book stores, and all the stores I've inquired at say I'm crazy. What is Once Upon a Time in the North?
Hi, Mr. Pullman, I really loved the movie The Golden Compass, and I want to read all of your books now, but my parents think that it is against God and is anti-Christian. I know that you're busy, but could you tell me if you wrote it with the intention of killing God at the end? And did you really write it to where the true God dies? Thank you so much for your time.