RIP Peter Dickinson

by stephenpalmersf

Sad news that the brilliant children’s author Peter Dickinson has died. His debut The Weathermonger, which came to him after a particularly vivid dream, is one of very few novels I regularly re-read: its combination of a rejection of the modern world, maps and travel, and Welsh magic was a great influence on me – and still is. One day I expect to write a novel in a similar mode…

He was known across the world and influenced a great variety of writers. A terrific author and a sad loss.


Obituary in The Guardian.