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Diana Wynne Jones


UK flag (1934 - 2011)

Diana Wynne Jones was a British writer, principally of fantasy novels for children and adults, as well as a small amount of non-fiction. Some of her better-known works include the Chrestomanci series and the novels Howl's Moving Castle and Dark Lord of Derkholm.
 
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Short stories
Who Got Rid of Angus Flint? [short story] (1978)
The Four Grannies (1980)
Dragon Reserve, Home Eight (1984)
The Green Stone (1988)
Chair Person [short story] (1989)
The Master (1989)
Mela Worms (1989)
Nad and Dan adn Quaffy (1990)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1985) : Archer's Goon
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1986) : Fire and Hemlock
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : A Sudden Wild Magic
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (2007)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2009) : House of Many Ways
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2015) : The Islands of Chaldea


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The Thief Lord (2000)
Cornelia Funke
"My enjoyment of Thief Lord grew and grew as I read it... and I loved the offbeat ending."
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Coraline (2002)
Neil Gaiman
"The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love."
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Ingledove (2005)
Marly Youmans
"Ingledove is a marvelous book. I loved it."
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Cryoburn (2010)
(Vorkosigan, book 15)
Lois McMaster Bujold
"It is such a delight to read something by such a good writer, who now seems to be writing at the height of her powers. . . I really have seldom enjoyed a book so much . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."
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Found (2010)
(Magic Thief, book 3)
Sarah Prineas
"I couldn't put it down. Wonderful, exciting stuff!"
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Frogspell (2011)
(Frogspell, book 1)
C J Busby
"Great fun!"
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Akata Warrior (2017)
(Akata Witch, book 2)
Nnedi Okorafor
"Highly original stuff, episode after amazing episode, full of color, life, and death. Nnedi Okorafor's work is wonderful!"

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