Jan Mark was an astute writer of fiction for all ages. She won the Carnegie Medal twice, for Thunder And Lightnings and Handles; the Angel Literary Award for Feet And Other Stories and Zeno Was Here, and the Rank/Observer Prize for Aquarius. Thunder And Lightnings also won the Penguin Guardian Award for a first children’s book.
Jan died suddenly at the beginning of 2006 shortly after the publication of Voyager, a sequel to Riding Tycho.
Published posthumously was The Museum Book (Walker), an exploration of the history and meaning of museums of all kinds.