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.