Philip Pullman is the author of the multi-award winning fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials. He has won numerous awards for his children's books, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and a CBE. In 2008, The Times named Pullman as one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. Philip Pullman lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons. : Fred Fordham was born in 1985 and grew up in North London. His first graphic novel, Nightfall, was published by Editions Delcourt in 2013. He has also written and illustrated for David Lloyd's online comics art magazine, Aces Weekly, and works as an illustrator for The Phoenix comic.