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NEWS

Howl's Moving Castle on the BBC

BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting a radio play version of Howl's Moving Castle at 3pm (GMT) on Sunday 12 December 2021. The hour-long adaptation will be available around the world shortly after broadcast, and should be on the BBC's catch-up service for some time.

What Does Diana Wynne Jones Mean to Readers Today?

Find out at the online event held on Sunday 26th September 2021 and available to stream until late December 2021. Organised by Diana's family, friends and fans together with Bristol Ideas, this celebration of DWJ's work and influence included talks by authors Neil Gaiman and Katherine Rundell, as well Diana's son Colin Burrow. More information and tickets at Bristol Ideas.

Earwig / Aya and the Witch

The dvd of Studio Ghibli's animated film of Earwig and the Witch is now widely available. The film can be streamed on Netflix from 13 December 2021.

poster of Aya and the Witch

Studio Ghibli's anime film of Earwig and the Witch, renamed as Aya and the Witch, had its world premiere on 18th October 2020. It was shown under the Cannes 2020 Selection umbrella during the Festival Lumiere in Lyon. More pictures and details here.

Image copyright © 2020 NHK, NEP, Studio Ghibli

Diana's Poems

the cover of the book Poems

Edited by Diana's sister Isobel Armstrong, this collection has been chosen to reflect Diana's wide range of interests. Aimed at adult readers, the book can be ordered from Moondust Books

Conference report

DWJ in 2019. Gill Othen's report on the 2019 conference held in Bristol about Diana Wynne Jones is now available.

Conference proceedings

The full conference proceedings are on sale for £10. Any profits will go towards a future conference.

Folio Society News

In 2021 the Folio Society published  Castle in the Air. It is illustrated by Marie-Alice Harel, who also illustrated the Folio Society's 2019 edition of Howl's Moving Castle.