Diana Wynne Jones

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Name: Diana Wynne Jones
Abbreviation(s): DWJ
Creator: Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011)
Date(s): 1970-
Medium: book
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
External Links: DWJ Wiki

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Diana Wynne Jones (16 August 1934 to 26 March 2011) was an English author of fantasy and science fiction novels, primarily for children and young adults. Her first book, Changeover, was published in 1970. One of her books, Howl's Moving Castle (1986), was turned into an animated film by Hayao Miyazaki. She is most popular in the UK, although the film adaptation caused a surge in the popularity of her books in other countries.

Diana Wynne Jones Fandom

Diana Wynne Jones fandom was not a heavy creator of fan fiction, vids, or fanart, producing mainly meta and discussion. Conversation takes place in the livejournal community dianawynnejones and on the Diana Wynne Jones mailing list. Two major fansites are devoted to her work: Meredith's Official Diana Wynne Jones page and Chrestomanci Castle. The fandom also maintains a wiki.

Fan fiction

The majority of DWJ fan fiction is found in the Yuletide archives. There is a fan fiction mailing list on Yahoo! Groups as well as a livejournal community, dwj_fanfic.

Betony held wider than the world: a diana wynne jones comment ficathon on Dreamwidth in 2013. It was run as a prompt-a-thon: participants commented with characters/prompts, with fills left as comments. Altogether, there were 28 prompts, of which 11 were filled.

A small amount of fanfiction has been written for most of her novels, but several have a moderate following, including:

Some crossovers and fusions also draw on Jones' work. In Blake's 7, we have an early example of a Chrestomanci crossover in Ika's Charmed and a more recent fusion in x_los's The Glitter is the Gold series.


Academic interest

Diana Wynne Jones fandom is heavily populated by aca-fans. In July 2009, Farah Mendlesohn and Catherine Butler organized the first Diana Wynne Jones conference.

A second, A Fantastic Legacy: Diana Wynne Jones, was held at Newcastle in 2014.

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