Who is Jill Paton Walsh? Jill Paton Walsh Bio/Wiki
The English novelist and children’s writer is Jill Paton Walsh CBE FRSL. For the Peter Wimsey-Harriet Vane mysteries that have completed and continued Dorothy Sayers’ work, she may be best known. She was born on 29 April 1937 in London, England.
She was 83 years old.
She was educated and read English Literature at St. Michael’s Convent, North Finchley, London, and at St Anne’s College, Oxford. She’s a Cambridge native.
Husband And Children
She was married to Antony Paton Walsh in 1961 who died 30 December 2003. The couple had one son and two daughters. In 2004, she married John Rowe Townsend, who died in 2014.
Paton Walsh received the CBE for Literature Services in 1996 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Literature Society.
She received the Children’s Literature Association’s Phoenix Award in 1998, honoring A Chance Child as the best children’s book written twenty years earlier that had not won a major award.
Walsh died, aged 83, in October 2020. Her agent has confirmed that news.
Author Jill Paton Walsh has died aged 83, her agent has confirmed
No UK publisher would take on her novel Knowledge of Angels, so she self published. It was then shortlisted for the Booker prize
She’s also known for continuing Dorothy L Sayers’ Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane stories pic.twitter.com/tArqdMMSo6
— lizo mzimba (@lizo_mzimba) October 19, 2020
Jill Paton Walsh has died. Two of her books are among my favourite possessions – The Wordhoard and Fireweed. https://t.co/OR24cCVpSB
— Frank Cottrell-Boyce (@frankcottrell_b) October 19, 2020