So, readers all around the world are especially excited that, 22 years after the publication of Northern Lights, Philip Pullman is adding to the trilogy. He will launch a prequel, La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One. as part of the Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival.
What is it that drew Pullman back into Lyra's world over two decades later? Find out from the writer himself as he shares his writing process and reflects on the links to his fictional universe and our own political climate.
As the Dark Materials trilogy revolves around the concept of attaining freedom of expression when faced with a vindictive and despotic leadership regime, expect illuminating and pertinent commentary.
Pullman's rare public appearance will offer a chance to delve further into both the fantasy world of the Dark Materials prequel, and the reality of the messages behind Pullman’s work, so book early to avoid disappointment. And don't be afraid to persuade reluctant young readers to join you; likelihood is they will leave feeling inspired.
|What||Philip Pullman: La Belle Sauvage, Royal Festival Hall|
|Where||Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 20 Oct 17, Event starts at 19:30
|Price||£20 – £45|
|Website||Click here for tickets and more information|