Philip Pullman

Review: Grimm Tales for Young and Old, The Bargehouse, London

Peter Yeung | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

The niche that Grimm Tales is aiming for is not easily achieved - open for the above eights, but also entertaining for adults - and perhaps this is the production's downfall. At times, the script is tickling and enjoyable, yet at other moments it is glaringly poor and simplistic, whereas, when taken as a whole, the evening is of somewhat formulaic fantasy...

Going Low-Brow at the University of Kent

B.J. Epstein | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
B.J. Epstein

Everyone knows that children's literature can't possibly be high quality, right? It doesn't count as proper literary fiction, does it? It can't make people consider big issues or challenge ideas of genre, can it? This week, the University of Kent's creative writing programme embarrassed itself by its advertising strategy, followed by a series of rather ignorant tweets.

A New Literary Award 'To Rival The Booker'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

A new literary award supported by authors such as Philip Pullman to rival the well-established Man Booker is to be called The Folio Prize and will be ...

Weird Writers' Rituals

Posted 04.11.2012 | Home

Writers always get asked the same questions: where do you get your ideas from? How do you find inspiration? LOOK JUST HOW THE HELL DO YOU WRITE ...

Sam Parker

22 Lessons In How To Write Like The Greats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home

Churning out inspirational quotes about writing has been a favourite past time of authors and poets throughout the ages. Like many creative types, ...

Northern Lights Author ReInvents Grimm Fairytales

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 20.03.2012 | Home

Fairytales may have been around the block a few times, but renowned children's author Philip Pullman is set to be the next innovator of 50 Brothers Gr...

Children's Books are Works of Art

Notting Hill Editions | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Notting Hill Editions

When you are writing a children's book, as opposed to that long-cherished monograph on drawing pins or Winston Churchill you've always wanted to write, you are merely tapping into another layer of your consciousness: you are remembering what it is like to be a child.