|The||Diana Wynne Jones||Fansite|
|by fans for fans of one of Britain's best fantasy and science fiction authors|
With photographs, extracts from an interview, a reading from Diana's unfinished book and short messages from family, friends, publishers, fellow writers and Diana's agent, this is an occasion for everyone who loved Diana and her books to get together and celebrate her wonderful legacy. Full details on Calcifer or Firedrake. Everyone is welcome.
HITS THE STAGE
We can remember Diana through two forthcoming books. A short novel for younger readers, Earwig and the Witch, will be published in summer 2011 by HarperCollins (UK), Greenwillow (US) and Tokuma Shoten (Japan). This tells the story of young Earwig, who loved living in an orphanage and hates Bella Yaga, who chose her from the children's home and makes her do horrible jobs such as scrubbing the floor and powdering rats' bones. With the help of Thomas the Cat, Earwig solves her predicament with DWJ's trademark humour and understanding.
Secondly, next year David Fickling Publishers will be producing a collection of Diana's articles, lectures, talks, etc. This will include an introduction by Charlie Butler and an interview by him with her, probably Diana's last ever interview.
Diana's papers are being preserved by Seven Stories, the museum and archive of children's books.
YOU FROM DIANA
and The Skiver's Guide are available now in reprinted editions.
2010 NEW BOOK Diana's latest book, Enchanted Glass, is available now from HarperCollins in the UK and Greenwillow in the US. A stand-alone book, not part of any series, there are the expected magicians, but it also includes giant vegetables, revenge by cauliflower cheese (?!) and fortune-telling using racing tips. Review coming soon
COMING SOON: Report on the first ever conference on Diana Wynne Jones, that took place in Bristol, England on 35 July 2009. More than 70 DWJ enthusiasts got together to explore and discuss DWJ's works.
HOUSE OF MANY WAYS Review of 2008's fun book in which the magician Howl and Sophie, Morgan and Calcifer make guest appearances
WORLD FANTASY AWARD SPEECH Diana has won the 2007 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Read her acceptance speech here.
CARNEGIE AWARD Diana has been put forward for the prestigious Carnegie Award for childrens' books
COMING SOON A review of Charles Butler's critical work Four British Fantasists (Diana Wynne Jones, Susan Cooper, Alan Garner, Penelope Lively)
BLACK MARIA BALLET Picture of and comment on this excellent production
NEW LOOK FOR CHRESTOMANCI HarperCollins are giving the Chrestomanci books a make-over, starting with a new edition of Charmed Life and the paperback issue of The Pinhoe Egg. They also include "Beyond the Book" sections, with facts about Diana, a Q and A session with her, and other fun stuff.
BOOK REVIEW Farah Mendlesohn's excellent critical analysis DWJ: Children's Literature and the Fantastic Tradition
NEW PHOTO FOR BULLETIN FROM DIANA
REVIEW OF THE
Wynne Jones is one of Britain's top fantasy and science fiction writers.
She has produced over 30 books for children and adults, winning awards
around the world.
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A Day Visiting Schools
Back to the classroom - with a difference
Answers to Questions
Where ideas come from, why Diana writes fantasy, and more
Hints on Writing
Tips from the top
On an Old Irish Hymn
a review by Fiona Haggart of the only tv adaptation (so far) of one of Diana's books
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