Jenny Diski


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in London, England
July 08, 1947

Died
April 28, 2016

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Jenny Diski was a British writer. Diski was a prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction articles, reviews and books. She was awarded the 2003 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking around America With Interruptions.


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Even Giraffes Die

Warning – this article may contain sentimentality. Last week here in the UK and around Europe there was a bit of a stir when the Copenhagen Zoo announced that it was going to kill an 18 month-old giraffe called Marius. The giraffe was surplus to requirements, and although other zoos offered to take Marius in […] Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 16, 2016 03:44
Average rating: 3.7 · 3,502 ratings · 445 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
In Gratitude

3.73 avg rating — 512 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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Stranger on a Train

3.87 avg rating — 596 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
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Skating to Antarctica

3.69 avg rating — 605 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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The Vanishing Princess

4.04 avg rating — 388 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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Nothing Natural

3.40 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 1986 — 11 editions
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The Sixties

3.38 avg rating — 229 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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On Trying to Keep Still

3.74 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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What I Don't Know about Ani...

3.57 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Apology for the Woman Writing

3.50 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2008 — 10 editions
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Only Human: A Divine Comedy

3.55 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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More books by Jenny Diski…
“Everything passes, but nothing entirely goes away.”
Jenny Diski

“It isn't important what you do, it is the attitude with which you proceed through the world that matters.”
Jenny Diski, Stranger on a Train

“But nothing will persuade me that the mere fact of being in a place is enough in itself to justify the effort of getting out of bed to become a tourist, or even a traveller. I don't have the slightest wish to be intrepid. I don't want to prove myself to myself or anyone else. I don't care if no one thinks me brave or hardy. I have no concern at all that I did not have whatever it is I should have had to take a dive out of a plane or off a building. None of that matters to me in the least.”
Jenny Diski, On Trying to Keep Still

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