Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL is one of the finest and most popular authors writing today. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.
The His Dark Materials trilogy has been honoured by several prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award, and (for The Amber Spyglass) the Whitbread Book of the Year Award -the first time in the history of that prize that it was given to a children's book.
In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the '50 greatest British writers since 1945'.