Diana Wynne Jones
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||August 16, 1934
||March 26, 2011
In a career spanning four decades, award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones wrote more than forty books of fantasy for young readers. Characterized by magic, multiple universes, witches and wizards--and a charismatic nine-lived enchanter--her books were filled with unlimited imagination, dazzling plots, and an effervescent sense of humor that earned her legendary status in the world of fantasy. From the very beginning, Diana Wynne Jones's books garnered literary accolades: her novel Dogsbody was a runner-up for the 1975 Carnegie Medal, and Charmed Life won the esteemed Guardian children's fiction prize in 1977. Since then, in addition to being translated into more than twenty languages, her books have earned a wide array of honors--including two Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honors--and appeared on countless best-of-the-year lists. Her work also found commercial success: in 1992 the BBC adapted her novel Archer's Goon into a six-part miniseries, and her best-selling Howl's Moving Castle was made into an animated film by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki in 2004. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006, and became one of the most financially successful Japanese films in history. The author herself has also been honored with many prestigious awards for the body of her work. She was given the British Fantasy Society's Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1999 for having made a significant impact on fantasy, received a D.Lit from Bristol University in 2006, and won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Fantasy Convention in 2007.
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- Archer's Goon by Diana Wynne Jones - The Book Smugglers
Ana's take: Diana Wynne Jones' books are comfort reads to me so I was super happy to see that Archer's Goon was the next Readalong pick. On the whole, this was a really satisfying read from the get go because even ...
- Books of Amber: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
"How about making a bargain with me?" said the demon. "I'll break your spell if you agree to break this contact I'm under." In the land of Ingary, where seven league boots and cloaks of invisibility do exist, Sophie Hatter ...
- Happy Birthday Diana Wynne Jones & Giveaway Array ~ fran wilde ~
Author-amazing Diana Wynne Jones would have been 78 today (according to Wikipedia). So many wonderful books - including Howl's Moving Castle (Yes, THAT Howl's Moving Castle) and the Chrestomanci series are in the ...
- SDSU Children's Literature: CFP for Diana Wynne Jones Memorial ...
Diana Wynne Jones was one of the most outstanding 20th-century writers of British children's fantasy. She is widely recognised among scholars, writers and fans of science fiction and fantasy as a truly ground-breaking writer ...
- Diana Wynne Jones Week: 1 August ? 7 August 2010 | Reading the ...
Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favorite authors in all the land. In her long career as a writer, she has written around forty books (novels and short stories), mainly for children and young adults, and each one is new and weird ...
- Diana Wynne Jones Week begins | Reading the End
To kick off Diana Wynne Jones Week, I am holding a giveaway. I will be picking two winners, each of whom can select up to $20 worth of Diana Wynne Jones's books from The Book Depository. The giveaway is open ...
- YA Wednesday: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones | Sara ...
YA Wednesday: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Howl's Moving Castle. This is a little bit more middle grade than YA, but you know what I'm an eclectic reader and you're just going to have to get used to that.
- Novel Attraction: Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones (Howl's ...
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones (Howl's Moving Castle, #2). "It is of course a magic carpet." Abdullah had heard that one before. He bowed over his tucked-up hands. "Many and various are the virtues said to reside in ...
- Having coffee with Diana Wynne Jones | Gareth L Powell - science ...
The GeekPlanetOnline website has a new interview with me, where I talk about writing, monkeys, and having coffee with Diana Wynne Jones. When I was at.
- REVIEW: The Ogre Downstairs by Diana Wynne Jones | Here There ...
REVIEW: The Ogre Downstairs by Diana Wynne Jones. Posted on 24 July 2013 by Anastasia. The Ogre Downstairs by Diana Wynne Jones Publication: Greenwillow Books (first published 1974), Paperback, 224pg. Genres: Children's ...
- Review: Fire and Hemlock, Diana Wynne Jones | Reading the End
So Fire and Hemlock is a retelling of the ballad ?Tam Lin?, but it incorporates elements from a dozen other fairy tales, myths, and legends. I read this article one time that Diana Wynne Jones wrote, about the process of writing ...
- bookshelves of doom: One last book from Diana Wynne Jones.
From Publishers Weekly: It took about six months of reading and pondering for Ursula to experience the flash of insight that made it all come together, she said. ?When at last I started to write, it came quickly and easily.?...
- Review: Dogsbody, Diana Wynne Jones | Reading the End
There are only a very few books by Diana Wynne Jones that I don't own, and here they are and this is why: 1. The Time of the Ghost. Written in 1981, right before Diana Wynne Jones went on her crazy winning streak made out ...
- Bookworming: Reviews of Diana Wynne Jones' ?Howl's Moving ...
Bookworming: Reviews of Diana Wynne Jones' ?Howl's Moving Castle? series. Posted on August 4, 2013 by nufafitc. Hayayo Miyazaki is well-known to borrow storytelling ideas from many different stories, especially from Europe, so it's no ...
- Review of The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones
This post is part of my ongoing Diana Wynne Jones retrospective project. I can't believe I had never read this book before! Maybe I was turned off because the title reminded me of that movie with the dogs. (There are no ...