We interrupt your regularly scheduled weekend break to tell you there’s an interview up with Philip Pullman at the Literary Review site. Pullman, best known for his epic His Dark Materials trilogy, is currently hard at work on a sequel, called The Book of Dust.
The interview delves into a lot of theological questions, but there are a few good craft pulls. I like this:
(The question:) In the new edition of ‘His Dark Materials’ you have added a series of what you call Lantern Slides at the end of each volume, glimpses of the characters in different but possible situations. Aren’t these an invitation to others to write stories about your created worlds?
(The answer:) It already happens on the Internet. It’s called fan fiction: there are six hundred or so already doing it, maybe more now. Bloody nerve, isn’t it?
Read the whole interview HERE.