Philip Pullman made first patron of Literature Wales

Philip Pullman

Author Philip Pullman has been announced as the first patron of Literature Wales.

The national organisation is responsible for developing and promoting literature and runs events such as the Wales Book of the Year competition.

Mr Pullman, of Llanbedr, Gwynedd, wrote the trilogy His Dark Materials.

In his role as patron, he said he hoped to encourage children that "writing has a purpose and brings pleasure".

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