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On air: Philip Pullman live on WHYS on Thursday

Ros Atkins Ros Atkins | 16:15 UK time, Thursday, 15 July 2010

pullman.jpgA few months ago I read this interview with Philip Pullman and I immediately thought that it would be fascinating to have him come onto WHYS and talk with all of us. The headline read: 'I hope the wretched Catholic church will vanish entirely'.

With the help of Fiona (who's in charge at WS news of requesting interviews with well-known guests), and of course Philip Pullman himself, we've managed to set it up. On Thursday, he'll join us for both editions (1700GMT for the world bar Africa, 1800GMT for the Africa) to discuss his beliefs about religion and Catholicism.

You might also want to read this and this, for more details of how one of the world's most successful authors has addressed the issue of religion in his writing.

And if you've seen the film The Golden Compass you may remember the boycott organised by some Catholics, and Philip Pullman's indignant response.

I don't need to tell you much more about a man who has sold thousands and thousands of books. He's open to any questions you have to ask. Please post them here.

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