Saturday, August 06, 2016

Philip Pullman Is First Patron of Literature Wales

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Bestselling author Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials trilogy), who was born in Norwich and "attended secondary school at Ysgol Ardudwy in Harlech, before going on to study English at the University of Oxford," was announced as the inaugural Patron of Literature Wales

"Making it possible for school children to meet a professional writer (I don't say 'real' writer, because children are real writers too) is one of the best ways of encouraging them to think that writing has a purpose, and brings pleasure, and can be a means of exciting discovery and a source of lasting satisfaction," Pullman said. "It is also a great stimulus to reading. I strongly approve of the work being done by Literature Wales to bring children and professional writers together--it’s really beneficial for both parties."

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