Philip Pullman, author of the acclaimed His Dark Materials series, has been shortlisted for the International Booker Prize. The prize is awarded every two years to a living fiction author whose work is either originally in English or has been translated into English and is generally available.
The winner is selected by the judging panel only with no submissions from publishers. Pullman’s The Amber Spyglass was longlisted in 2001. It won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, the first time the prize was given to a children’s book.