Internationally acclaimed author


Welcome to the website of Diana Janney, author of philosophical, humorous and poignant fiction which has received international acclaim. Diana’s latest novel, The Infinite Wisdom of Harriet Rose, is selling in numerous countries, is translated into several languages, was longlisted for the Melissa Nathan prize and is now available on CD as an Audio Book, read by Ruth Sillers, produced by the BBC. The film rights for a feature film have been bought by a British Film Company. Find out more about Diana, formerly a London barrister, Philosophy postgraduate and successful Fashion Model. Read reviews and extracts of her novels, and media interviews with Diana.


The Infinite Wisdom of Harriet Rose

  • Australian Women’s Weekly
    “A wickedly funny, tender-hearted novel…Comparable to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time for its stunning originality, the double-edged sword that is fame, along with envy, grief, recovery, Marcus Aurelius and first love, are all fragments, the sum of which is a book that is a joy from beginning to end. The Runner-Up Great Read.”
  • *****Independent on Sunday, reviewed by Poppy Fraser
    “Reading this really well-written book, I genuinely felt I was living Harriet’s life with her.”
  • The Observer, reviewed by Rebecca Seal
    “Harriet is a great character – fantastically clever, arrogant, socially inept and likely to refer to Kant at inopportune moments. There should be lots more books…with heroines who idolise Marcus Aurelius.”
  • The Independent, reviewed by Nicholas Tucker.
    “Diana Janney creates in Harriet Rose a young heroine who is beautiful, confident, clever, successful and much loved as well as loving…..the young author’s attempts to publicise her book maintain interest as well as providing more than a few laughs… refreshing.”
  • The Bookbag
    “…a rather brilliant and beautifully-written story… She’s a girl you want to root for immediately…and whom you’re just so happy for when things go right…. Harriet has a brilliant naivety that manages the delicate balance of being hilarious beyond belief while still reasonable and believable. Every so often she’ll just say something or think something that makes you see the …. ambiguity in the world, in ways you never noticed before. This really is a rather special book, that is hard to do justice to on paper.” Five Stars.
  • El Mundo (Spain)
    “The book itself is a meditation, an invitation to readers who do not conform, to ask and seek answers less obvious than the usual, whatever the question, and though the protagonist is a teenager, the book is suitable not only for them, but also for adults.”

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