Reflections: On the Magic of Writing (Hardcover)
This collection of more than twenty-five critical essays, speeches, and biographical pieces chosen by Diana Wynne Jones before her death in 2011 is essential reading for the author's many fans and for students and teachers of the fantasy genre and creative writing in general. The volume includes insightful literary criticism alongside autobiographical anecdotes, revelations about the origins of the author's books, and reflections about the life of an author and the value of writing for young people.
Reflections features the author's final interview, a foreword by award-winning author Neil Gaiman, and an introduction by Charlie Butler, a senior lecturer in English at the University of West England in Bristol.
About the Author
DIANA WYNNE JONES was the award-winning author of over forty novels for adults and children, among them "Howl's Moving Castle", which was turned into an Academy Award-nominated animated film by director Hayao Miyazaki. She won the Carnegie Commendation, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. She died March 26th, 2011.
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the Locus Award for Best Novelette for his story "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." Originally from England, he now lives in America.