Good news! A conference and festival celebrating Diana Wynne Jones and her books is planned for 2–4 August 2024 in Bristol, England, where Diana lived. The timing should suit anyone planning to come to the 2024 World Science Fiction Convention, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, the following week. Places at the DWJ conference will be limited, so sign up now on Kickstarter.
Earwig / Aya and the Witch
The dvd of Studio Ghibli's animated film of Earwig and the Witch is now widely available and the film can also be streamed on Netflix.
Studio Ghibli's anime film of Earwig and the Witch, renamed as Aya and the Witch, had its world premiere on 18th October 2020. More pictures and details here.
Image copyright © 2020 NHK, NEP, Studio Ghibli
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
Do You Want to Dive into Diana's Drafts or Letters?
Diana's literary legacy was given to Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books in Newcastle, England. The archive is open to fans and researchers by appointment.
New Howl Editions
HarperCollins have launched new editions of the three Howl/Ingary/Moving Castle books with great new covers.
All three of the Howl books are also now available in beautiful Folio Society editions. Illustrated by Marie-Alice Harel, Howl's Moving Castle was published by the Folio Socity 2019, followed over the next few years by Castle in the Air and House of Many Ways.
DWJ in 2019. Gill Othen's report on the 2019 conference held in Bristol about Diana Wynne Jones is now available.
The full conference proceedings are on sale for £10. Any profits will go towards a future conference.