Diana Wynne Jones
|Name:||Diana Wynne Jones|
|Creator:||Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011)|
|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.
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:
- Chronicles of Chrestomanci
- Dalemark Quartet
- Derkholm series
- Eight Days of Luke
- Fire and Hemlock
- Howl's Moving Castle series
- Magids series
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.
- "Diana Wynne Jones archiveofourown stories". Archived from the original on 2022-06-04.
- 2008 Diana Wynne Jones Yuletide stories (collected by Bookelfe)
- Diana Wynne Jones stories & Dalemark Quartet at fanfiction.net
- "Diana Wynne Jones at Skyehawke". Archived from the original on 2020-06-05.
A second, A Fantastic Legacy: Diana Wynne Jones, was held at Newcastle in 2014.
- Obituary in The Guardian (written by Christopher Priest)