Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Diana Wynne Jones 1934-2011

Diana Wynne Jones has passed away and the world of children's and young adult literature is poorer for it. Author of classics such as Howl's Moving Castle and The Dark Lord of Derkholm ( as well as many other truly wonderful, brilliant books), she was a singular voice in literature, a part of countless childhoods, and a inspiration to countless authors.

Her work was filled with fascinating worlds and unforgettable characters. She wasn't afraid of challenging young readers and never 'wrote down' to them.

One such person, the also brilliant Neil Gaiman has written a wonderful post about his friendship with Diana Wynne Jones here.

You can read her wonderful books at the library by finding her in J FIC and YP FIC JONES.

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