Monday, March 28, 2011

Sad News: Diana Wynne Jones

You might remember reading any number of fantasy books by Diana Wynne Jones such as Howl's Moving Castle, Dogsbody, The Magicians of Caprona, among others.  She had a unique writing voice that managed to bring to life so many new worlds.  It is with a sad heart that I say she passed away on Saturday, March 26.  

Her work influenced many including Maggie Stiefvater who has written a letter for Ms. Jones here and HarperCollins pays tribute to her here.  It's rather sad hearing about her passing after the fact especially when she affected so many readers, and the same could be said for many other authors.  What we really should appreciate is their impact on us and how they touched our lives as storytellers.  Diana Wynne Jones shall be missed but she will also be remembered through her work and the influence her work has had on other creators.  

May you rest peacefully and happily knowing what you did for so many, Ms. Jones.  


  1. It is so sad! I loved her books!

  2. A sad news. I have not yet read her book but I would definitely search for them.

  3. @ Karen: I know, though I need to replace my copy of Howl's Moving Castle since I couldn't find a copy to give to a friend in time for her bday.

    @ geosireads: I was actually searching for Dogsbody and Howl's Moving Castle while out today. No luck, but maybe next visit.

  4. It is terribly sad that she passed away! I hope to read her books in the near future :)

  5. @ Brittany: It's such sad news to report. I highly recommend Howl's Moving Castle as a personal favorite. :) Here is a list of her books.


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