On the second day of June of 2018, I became a Literacy Ambassador for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation. A great accomplishment and honor for me and I am very happy to have been chosen to be one of the first ones. But the most important thing is: you can be one too!
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that matchmaking Mamas are the same everywhere in the world.
Why is Jane Austen so phenomenally popular? Why do we read Pride and Prejudice again and again? Why do we delight in Emma’s mischievous schemes? Why do we care that Anne Elliot of Persuasion suffers?
Lisa Pliscou is a graduate of Harvard University and a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She writes for children and adults. Among her books are the novel Higher Education, praised by David Foster Wallace as “an authorial coup,” and Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, a biography for teens and adults named by Foreword as a Book of the Year.
How to get inspired to make your very own Jane Austen Christmas tree and have lots of fun with it using your creativity and almost no money!
What if Darcy were president? A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Victoria Kincaid.
Inspired by Jane Austen and set in contemporary Pakistan and England, Austenistan is a collection of seven stories; romantic, uplifting, witty and also, heartbreaking. These seven writers from Pakistan celebrate and pay homage to the queen of British Literature. They prove that Jane Austen is alive and kicking 200 years after her death and not just in English speaking countries but in the four corners of the world.
Nathalie Novi is of Italian origin but lives in France. Her early childhood took place in Constantine, Algeria where she was surrounded by her sisters and lots of books. It was at the age of nine that she decided to be a painter.
There is a saying that it is better to see once than to hear a hundred times.