Publisher: David Fickling Books
2nd November 2017
Dæmon Voices: Essays on Storytelling is a unique collection of Philip Pullman’s essays, written over 20 years and brought together for the first time. Reflecting a lifetime of writing, each carefully curated story is a meditation on the power and importance of storytelling. Warm, funny, generous entertaining and, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics including the origin of Philip’s own stories, the craft of writing, other storytellers and the importance of stories in our culture.
Above all, the art of storytelling is present in the essays themselves; in their vivid imagery, the resonant anecdotes, the humour and the learnedness. Together, the essays form a lively personal exploration of storytelling by one of the world’s greatest storytellers.
Imaginary Friends, an essay from Dæmon Voices will be available exclusively through independent bookstores to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week from the 24th June, price £2.99.
About the Author
Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England in 1946 and grew up in Zimbabwe and Wales. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children’s Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and a CBE. His acclaimed fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials, comprising Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, has been published in 39 languages and sold over 17 million copies. A new BBC drama series based on His Dark Materials, on which Philip is an executive producer, is currently in production.