Anna Quindlen on Jane Austen

I was in New York last week and had the great pleasure of hearing Anna Quindlen speak about writing, her editor (Kate Medina at Random House), and then had my picture taken with her (see the picture on our home page). What a delightful person! She spoke briefly about a favorite author – Jane Austen. Anna said Austen was a wonderful writer, and one of the great things about her is that she was a surprise in her era. She was the first female novelist, hence a very special person beyond just her writing.
That is my recollection of the conversation which I think I have correct.
We have all the Jane Austen novels in stock in the store, so I hope you might pick one up. I will!
Happy reading,

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