For those of you who haven’t heard the sad news yet, fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones, creator of one of my favorite books, Howl’s Moving Castle, passed away over the weekend. Here’s one of many well-done obituaries.
Many, many young adult and children’s authors have posted on their blogs and on Twitter honoring the memory of this amazing author, but here is one of the best, from Neil Gaiman: “Rest in Peace, Diana Wynne Jones. You shone like a star. The funniest, wisest writer & the finest friend. I miss you.”
If you haven’t discovered this author yet, I urge you to her try. Some of her most recent and/or most well-known fantasy novels we have available in the library are Enchanted Glass, Dark Lord of Derkholm, and Howl’s Moving Castle, as well as her hilarious send-up of fantasy novel conventions, in The Tough Guide to Fantasyland.