My Thoughts on “The Golden Compass”

I’ve been doing a lot of radio interviews about Auralia’s Colors, and questions about Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass keep coming up.

I’ve been planning a sort of once-and-for-all blog post about the controversy, but for now you’ll find a few of my responses to these questions posted here. (The transcript has several errors in it, but I can’t do anything about that. Still, you’ll get the basic idea of my response. And where it seems I’ve “quoted” the book, that’s only a spur-of-the-moment paraphrase, not a direct quote.)

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • anemulligan

    Jeff, I read your post on The Golden Compass controversy, and I left you a comment there. Your response was so thorough, I areally appreciate it. From now on, I’ll send anyone who asks me abotu it over there. :-)


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