Diana Wynne Jones 1934-2011

by Cameron - Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 1:45pm

Diana Wynne Jones, author of the Chrestomanci series and Howl's Moving Castle has passed away.

In a 2009 article for the Guardian, Imogen Russell Williams had this to say about the writer Neil Gaiman has referred to as "the very best:"
Diana Wynne Jones has a unique record of producing books you can't forget. Her intelligent, imaginative brand of fantasy is, at root, down-to-earth - heroes win humanly, by acknowledging their weaknesses and playing to their strengths, and by behaving nicely to other people and giving them the benefit of the doubt even when they appear to be revolting. The fact that the heroes in question might be nine-lifed enchanters with power over space and time is incidental.
Her talents will be missed by scores of readers.
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