Thu, 21/03/2013 - 16:27
Novelist Philip Pullman has been elected as the new president of the Society of Authors.
Pullman will replace crime writer P D James, who will retire from the role in August, the month of her 93rd birthday.
Pullman said: "P D James has been a magnificent president, whose knowledge and wit and wisdom will be very hard to...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 13:00
Authors Philip Pullman, childrens laureate Julia Donaldson, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff are among those protesting about the news that the bulk of Newcastle's 18 libraries are to be closed or handed to community groups.
It has emerged...
Mon, 19/03/2012 - 11:50
Penguin Press will be publishing a new title by Philip Pullman this autumn, with the Northern Lights author to take a fresh look at Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Penguin Classics publisher Adam Freudenheim commissioned the title, Grimm Tales for Young and Old by Pullman through his agent, Caradoc King at A P Watt, acquiring world...
Mon, 31/10/2011 - 07:50
Yale University Press will be nosing around authors' bookshelves with the publication of Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books next month, with authors including Philip Pullman, Jonathan Lethem and Junot Díaz revealing which titles they treasure.
The book, edited by Harvard English professor Leah Price,...
Mon, 24/10/2011 - 09:59
Every activity we've heard about today, every protest and every court case, is a blow well worth striking in the interests of decency and civic good. But it's worth standing back a little and looking not just at the individual battles here and there, this one where we win a little ground, that one where we have to fall back—but...
Mon, 24/10/2011 - 09:30
Northern Lights author Philip Pullman has told library campaigners they were fighting a "war against stupidity" and criticised Brent council for its "political bullshit" over library closures.
He made the speech as library campaigners from across the country vowed to work together to put pressure on...
Wed, 28/09/2011 - 08:49
Profits at Canongate for its 2010 financial year fell by 42.7%, which the publisher said reflected the cost of acquiring specialist audio publisher CSA, as well as investing in staff and systems.
In accounts recently filed at Companies House, the independent revealed sales were largely level with 2009 at £13.39m, down from...
Tue, 20/09/2011 - 14:00
Author Philip Pullman will speak at an October day conference for library user groups, hosted by The Library Campaign in association with Voices for the Library.
The organisers said the day would be "a chance for users to compare notes, find out more about the issues confronting them and produce some proposals for future action...
Fri, 08/07/2011 - 08:55
Author Philip Pullman has joined the fight to save the six Brent libraries threatened by closure, following Zadie Smith and Alan Bennett in taking part in a fund-raising event for the campaign.
On 20th July Pullman will speak at Queens Park Community School in Kensal Rise, and plans to discuss why writing and reading matter, and...
Thu, 07/04/2011 - 09:04
Authors including Philip Pullman have warned the "biodiversity of poetry publishing in England" is in "jeopardy", following Arts Council England's funding cuts to poetry presses Arc, Flambard and Enitharmon.
In a letter in today's Times, the 16 signatories, including Pullman, poets George Szirtes, Kate...