Catherine Lloyd, Copy Editor, delves into why The Golden Compass didn’t fulfil the promise it had upon release.
Children’s fiction? Perhaps. Yet in few kids’ books that I’ve read do the protagonists attempt to kill God. Published a year after children began to disapparate into the world of Harry Potter, His Dark Materials offered a complicated, occasionally horrifying alternative to wands and wizardry. There was still magic- even witches- but the multi-worlds of […]
Until recently, I didn’t have a clue as to what to write my dissertation on. I made several panicked trips down the English Department corridor in Queens, scrawling my name on sign-up sheets as I went. I then received a valuable piece of advice: “pick a text you’re so passionate about, you’ll still be willing to […]