Reflections: On the Magic of Writing
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bostonian71 - LibraryThing
Fascinating collection of essays from one of my favorite fantasy authors. Fans of Jones will really appreciate learning her ideas about the importance of fantasy as a way to nurture imagination and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - comixminx - LibraryThing
This will certainly be more of a required reading book if you are a big fan of Diana Wynne Jones (I am) - it gives insights not only into DWJ's writing methods but also into the origins behind some of ... Read full review