Children’s novelist Jill Paton Walsh has died aged 83, a month after marrying her third husband. Walsh wrote novels such as The Dolphin Crossing and Hengest’s Tale for children. Her novel The Emperors Winding Sheet won the Whitbread Prize in 1974. Writing for an adult audience, she was best known for her fantasy novel Knowledge of Angels, which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize. She also completed Dorothy L Sayers unfinished novel. She was a unique pick for theme team And They All Died Happily Ever After.
Jill Paton Walsh
29 April 1937 – 18 October 2020