Sad news

I notice that my note from last June about Diana Wynne Jones’s illness has risen to the top of my ‘Top Posts’ list over on the right. I assume people are coming here to learn something of her death on the weekend. For anyone who has come for that purpose,  some links:

The Diana Wynne Jones Official Website
Neil Gaiman: Being Alive. Mostly about Diana
Misrule: Saying Goodbye to Diana
Emma Bull on tor.com: Remembering Diana Wynne Jones
Farah Mendlesohn, also on tor.com: Diana Wynne Jones
Christopher Priest in The Guardian:  Diana Wynne Jones obituary

No doubt there are others. The Australian newspapers may mention it, but don’t hold your breath – she’s not a sports star or an obscure US politician. In 1973 it took the Sydney Morning Herald weeks if not months to mention the death of Francis Webb, a great poet who had spent his last decades living in Sydney.

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