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Philip Pullman
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    (October 19, 1946- )
    Wrote the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy
    Won a Carnegie Medal (1996)
    Won a United Kingdom Reading Award (1998)
    Won an International Reading Association Children's Book Award (1988)
    Won a Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award with Ryoji Arai (2005)
    Won the Whitbread Book of the Year prize (2002)
    Awarded a CBE by the Order of the British Empire (2004)
    Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association
    Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society
    Like J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' books, his 'His Dark Materials' trilogy has drawn controversy from fundamentalist Christian groups.
    He is accused of pursuing an anti-Christian agenda based on his atheism and his written works.
    He wrote an essay called 'The Darkside of Narnia' in which he calls C.S. Lewis's 'The Chronicles of Narnia' series propaganda.
    In public forums, he also blasts C.S. Lewis and his 'Chronicles of Narnia' books as racist, disparaging of girls and women, and relished in violence.
    One of his favorite hobbies is no exercise.
    At the Edinburgh International Books Festival, he criticizes modern fiction as 'becoming trivial and worthless.'
    He attended Exeter College, Oxford.
    He teaches master level courses in English at Exeter College.
    Ironically, his 'His Dark Materials' series resemble 'The Chronicles of Narnia' series in many ways (i.e. young girl hiding in a wardrobe, talking animals, etc.).
    His attacks on religion, especially Christianity, are focused on the constraints of dogmatism and oppression using religion, not religion itself.
    His book 'The Amber Spyglass' was the first children's book to win Whitbread Book of the Year.
    His 'His Dark Materials' books are ranked 3rd place in the BBC's Big Read poll (2003).

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