Diana Wynne Jones

1934 - 2011

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Diana Wynne Jones (16 August 1934 – 26 March 2011) was an English novelist, poet, academic, literary critic, and short story writer. She principally wrote fantasy and speculative fiction novels for children and young adults. Although usually described as fantasy, some of her work also incorporates science fiction themes and elements of realism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diana Wynne Jones has received more than 914,135 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Diana Wynne Jones is the 659th most popular writer (up from 813th in 2019), the 511th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 615th in 2019) and the 66th most popular British Writer.

Diana Wynne Jones is most famous for her work in children's fantasy and young adult fiction. She has written over 30 books, including the popular Howl's Moving Castle and The Chronicles of Chrestomanci series.

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Among writers, Diana Wynne Jones ranks 659 out of 5,794Before her are Sven Hassel, Giambattista Basile, Dashiell Hammett, Ben Jonson, Bernart de Ventadorn, and Dimitrie Cantemir. After her are Periander, Stephen Covey, Irène Némirovsky, Zhang Sanfeng, Émile Verhaeren, and William Saroyan.

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Among people born in 1934, Diana Wynne Jones ranks 33Before her are Empress Michiko, Richard Meier, Bill Russell, Alan Arkin, Jacques Anquetil, and Paco Rabanne. After her are Leonid Kravchuk, Georges Moustaki, Roman Herzog, Tarcisio Bertone, Bill Bixby, and Per Olov Enquist. Among people deceased in 2011, Diana Wynne Jones ranks 24Before her are Ágota Kristóf, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Gary Moore, Flórián Albert, Sidney Lumet, and John Barry. After her are Annie Girardot, Rudolf Mössbauer, Necmettin Erbakan, Willard Boyle, Lucian Freud, and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Diana Wynne Jones ranks 511 out of 6,924Before her are Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Christopher Nolan (1970), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), Ben Jonson (1572), Peter Gabriel (1950), and John Barry (1933). After her are Daniel Craig (1968), Frank Williams (1942), Maud of Wales (1869), Tony Iommi (1948), Norman Haworth (1883), and William Hogarth (1697).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Diana Wynne Jones ranks 66Before her are Anthony Burgess (1917), John le Carré (1931), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Christopher Tolkien (1924), and Ben Jonson (1572). After her are Daphne du Maurier (1907), John Bunyan (1628), Edmund Spenser (1552), Douglas Adams (1952), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), and Muriel Spark (1918).