Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman (b. 1946) is a British author and the writer of the His Dark Materials trilogy of children's fantasy novels: The Golden Compass (1996),^[1]^ The Subtle Knife (1997) and The Amber Spyglass (2000).

Pullman is an outspoken atheist, saying that his books are "about killing God"^[2]^ and that he is "trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief."^ [3]^ The movie, "The Golden Compass," is based on his first book from the Dark Materials trilogy.


  • Tony Watkins, Dark Matter: Shedding Light on Philip Pullman's Trilogy His Dark Materials. InterVarsity Press, 2006.
  • Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware, Shedding Light on His Dark Materials. Tyndale House, 2007.


  1. ? Titled Northern Lights in the UK.
  2. ? The shed where God died, by Steve Meacham. Accessed 12-5-07.
  3. ? Philip Pullman Realizes ‘Killing God’ Not the Ideal Sales Pitch. Accessed 12-5-07.

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