Diana Wynne Jones is the prolific and endlessly inventive author of more than forty novels. The large majority of her books have been published for children, the audience with which she is particularly associated; however, Jones has a substantial adult following and has also written some novels for adult imprints. Apart from her first published book (Changeover, 1970) all her books fall into the category of speculative fiction. Jones has also written a substantial number of short stories, essays and articles, and two comic non-fiction books (The Tough Guide to Fantasyland (1996) and The Skiver's Guide (1984)).

Jones was born in London on 16th August 1934, the daughter of Richard Aneurin Jones and …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Citation:
Butler, Catherine. "Diana Wynne Jones". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 December 2005
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=6037, accessed 28 August 2014.]