If literature can enrich and transform our lives and those of our children, as I think it can, it begins to do so by pleasing our senses.

 

Award Lecture

In his Award Lecture, Philip Pullman discussed rythm and language as portals to children's fiction and gave his views on talent versus determination, but mostly he spoke about children's reception of and identification with stories and characters, and how this could or should influence the pedagogics used in schools.

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