In his penultimate essay on the art of storytelling, Philip Pullman reflects on how he writes, how stories tell themselves and how meaning is revealed.
In these personal, entertaining and deeply thoughtful essays, Philip Pullman examines the art of storytelling.
Written over a period of 30 years, they reflect on a wide range of topics including the origins of his own stories, the practice of writing and the storytellers who have most inspired him.
In his penultimate essay, Philip remembers being a teacher and writing the school play every year. He also examines how he writes, how stories have a habit of telling themselves and how meaning is often only revealed at the end.
Adapted and Produced by Kate McAll
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.