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Diana Wynne Jones

1934 - 2011

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Diana Wynne Jones (16 August 1934 – 26 March 2011) was a British 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 1,060,419 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Diana Wynne Jones is the 767th most popular writer (down from 659th in 2019), the 624th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 511th in 2019) and the 73rd 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 767 out of 5,755Before her are Multatuli, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Sayat-Nova, Lawrence Durrell, Colleen McCullough, and Yanka Kupala. After her are Stephen Covey, Ingeborg Bachmann, Marie de France, Venantius Fortunatus, Cesare Pavese, and George Steiner.

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Among people born in 1934, Diana Wynne Jones ranks 43Before her are Bill Russell, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Alan Arkin, Bill Bixby, Jacques Anquetil, and John L. Hall. After her are Niklaus Wirth, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Lansana Conté, John Surtees, Wole Soyinka, and Louise Fletcher. Among people deceased in 2011, Diana Wynne Jones ranks 32Before her are John Barry, Necmettin Erbakan, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Christa Wolf, Lynn Margulis, and Manfred Gerlach. After her are Herbert A. Hauptman, Simon van der Meer, Zdeněk Miler, John McCarthy, Jane Russell, and Daniel Bell.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Diana Wynne Jones ranks 624 out of 7,765Before her are John Buchan (1875), Offa of Mercia (800), Philip Miller (1691), Eduard Suess (1831), Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897), and Robert Peel (1788). After her are Bill Nighy (1949), Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596), Julian Huxley (1887), Emperor Norton (1818), James Mill (1773), and Karl Pearson (1857).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Diana Wynne Jones ranks 73Before her are Frederick Forsyth (1938), David Irving (1938), A. J. Cronin (1896), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Ann Radcliffe (1764), and Douglas Adams (1952). After her are Julian Barnes (1946), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Muriel Spark (1918), Jane Hawking (1944), and Philip Pullman (1946).