Thursday October 1, 2020

The gospel according to Pullman

In his latest book, Philip Pullman has again dealt with a provocative religious theme, but he’s not about to let negative press faze him

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

24th April, 2010

Letters threatening hellfire arrive at his doorstep on a regular basis. Articles condemning him are printed in Christian fundamentalist publications. He is frequently denounced from pulpits.

And yet Philip Pullman’s voice on the telephone - the dreaded volcanic ash has prevented his coming to Dublin in person, where he had been scheduled to do a reading at Trinity College Dublin - is cheery, relaxed and measured. It seems that one of the most controversial authors...

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