The Guardian have just announced the Pullman has won the Carnegie of Carnegie vote ahead of Phillipa Pearce’s Tom’s Midnight Garden. He joked that the initials were right but perhaps it was the wrong book.
Will Northern Lights last another 60 years though and still be influential?Â I suspect so, and rather more than Harry Potter. Whilst the Potter books are good escapist fun, Pullman represent real tensions within the world and discusses them. They will undoubtedly be seen as pieces of their time but I’m willing to bet that they’ll be read as classics.