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Celebrate Diana Wynne Jones

(The following is an excerpt about writing from Reflections, by Diana Wynne Jones. We’ll publish Reflections this coming September.) “If there is one thing I have learned, it is that you must have at least some emotional connection with every soul who figures in a story. You may like them, love them, find them disgusting, […]

Celebrate Diana Wynne Jones

The jackets of Diana Wynne Jones’s books have been illustrated by wonderful and lauded artists over the years, from Paul O. Zelinsky, to John Rocco, to Brandon Dorman, and many more. While it’s easy to believe that beautiful artwork pops out of thin air by magic, Brandon Dorman pulls back the curtain a little to […]

Celebrate Diana Wynne Jones

“Sometimes it was a tall black smudge on the moors to the northwest, sometimes it reared above the rocks to the east, and sometimes it came right downhill to sit in the heather only just beyond the last farm to the north. You could see it actually moving sometimes, with smoke pouring out from the turrets in […]

Celebrate Diana Wynne Jones

From the Greenwillow archives to your desktop, here is a Diana Wynne Jones publicity photo of uncertain vintage. What’s up with the tape and scribbling, a younger person might ask? Those are likely crop marks/shooting instructions for the printer, back in the pre-desktop days. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

Celebrate Diana Wynne Jones

(Note: These are selected interview questions and answers taken from the “Extras” section of the paperback edition of Howl’s Moving Castle, reissued in 2008.) 1. The Wizard Howl has charmed many readers across the world. What do you make of that? The one big, strange fact about Howl is that almost every young woman who […]