Over the years I have been asked many questions about my books, my approach to writing, and even about my interest in woodwork. The answer to your question may be right here, so have a browse or search my Q&As.
Lyra's adventures as a child sounded very interesting. Will you ever be publishing a book of those?
I am massively pedantic and just have a couple logistic questions about Amber Spyglass which I should think you're probably loathe to answer but I shall carry on unabated. Do you have in your mind any specific explanation to the way in which Asriel builds a fortress and an army in such a short space of time? And also another logistic thing, when Mrs Coutler has taken Lyra to the cave in the foothills of the Himalayas, how as she travelled there so far in advance of Will, who requires a long boat journey to go the same distance, considering they leave the hillside in the world of Cittigazze at most a day apart? As I say Iím a hopeless pedant so feel free to just tell me to stop worrying about such trivialities. Thanks
Your writing seems to have a strong interest in epistemology apart from Kleist, which philosophers have made an impact on you
Dear Mr. Pullman, Hello! I must say that I have truly enjoyed your His Dark Materials trilogy, even as a Catholic. Thank you very much for providing me with both entertainment and a well-put argument against my faith. But, as a Catholic, I have had a question in mind ever since I finished the work. Why do you suppose that The Authority is indeed a creature and not a Creator, and therefore a thing which is mutable, temporal, and finite? Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Leo
Can you summarize your views of religion? Or perhaps you have your own beliefs you wouldn't mind sharing.
After reading the ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy, I felt moved but also like I had been punched in the stomach it was that powerful. How did you feel once you had completed them?
Mr Pullman, I'm in the process of putting together a website inspired by a wartime propaganda poster. To that end, Iím asking writers like you and others who have expressed similarly humane ideas about the importance of liberty to consider contributing a few words, anything from a simple endorsement to a full on feature article would be gratefully received to the site. Thanks for your attention.
When will The Book of Dust be finished?
Is there any way to contact you other than by the Q & A's section? The Q & A section is all very well for short questions, but what if someone has comments as well as questions, and wants to write a longer letter? Is there any other way they can contact you?
Where do you get your ideas from?
What do you do about writer's block?
Where do you work?
What is a typical day like for you?
Will there be another book about Lyra and Will?
Who is your favourite character to write and why?