In this week’s Books podcast I talk to Philip Pullman about his captivating new novel La Belle Sauvage — in which he returns to the world of His Dark Materials — and Daemon Voices, his new collection of essays on storytelling. He talks here about his magpie habits, why he thinks realism is better than fantasy, the uses of Spenser, why he isn’t a literary outrider of New Atheism, and why first-person narrators — everywhere now — really turn him off.
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