Philip Pullman's January 20 speech defending public libraries against government cuts (first reported on BridgetotheStars here
has met with a rousing reception online. An article
published in The Guardian
today notes that an online version of the speech has been read 20,000 times in the past two days.
News was spread mainly via Twitter and other social media, with comments on The Guardian's article and the posted speech being mainly supportive and positive.
A French translation of the speech can be found here at Cittàgazze.