Novellists Ian Rankin and Bali Rai are among writers on Twitter who have paid tribute to the author of the Adrian Mole series Sue Townsend, who is reported to have died aged 68 today.
BBC Radio 4 midnight news confirms news of Sue Townsend's death. A real loss.
Just been informed by her family that my hero, @suetownsends has passed away. Utterly shocked and saddened. An amazing woman is gone.