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The Next Jane Austen

Apr 18, 2016

Jane Austen lived centuries ago, yet she still inspires best-sellers and box-office hits. What's the secret to her staying power? This is a search for the authors who embody those Austen-esque qualities today, including some unexpected picks that might surprise you. Plus, a second look at Austen's least popular novel: Mansfield Park.


  • Dorice Williams Elliott, associate professor of English, The University of Kansas
  • Mark Luce, English and Art History teacher, The Barstow School
  • Diane Martin, librarian, Metropolitan Community College