Philip Pull­man ti­tle crowned book of year

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Philip Pull­man has de­scribed win­ning the Water­stones book of the year prize for La Belle Sau­vage: The Book Of Dust Vol­ume One – as like hav­ing “cream as well as ap­ple pie”.

The story, a pre­quel to Pull­man’s hit chil­dren’s series His Dark Ma­te­ri­als, was awarded the ti­tle af­ter beat­ing a short­list of six other works, in­clud­ing Ge­orge Saun­ders’ Man Booker Prize win­ner Lin­coln In The Bardo.

Pull­man, 71, said: “I had no idea La Belle Sau­vage would turn out to be so pop­u­lar.

“I dare­say many of the peo­ple who read His Dark Ma­te­ri­als as chil­dren are now grown up and buy­ing books for them­selves, and I’m very grate­ful to them.”

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