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The Making of Jane Austen Press Kit

The Making of Jane Austen

by Devoney Looser

(pronounced DEV-oh-knee LOH-zer)  

New in Paperback available 1/22/19

". . . energetic and revealing."—Jane Smiley, New York Times Book Review

Named Among Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Books

Downloadable Resources:

[Press Release]          [Cover Photo]          [Author Photo]          [Table of Contents]         [Sample Material]          [Author CV]

For access to additional photos, contact Kathryn Marguy / KRM@press.jhu.edu

The Making of Jane Austen in the News:

Outlook Magazine (India)

Phoenix Magazine

CNN, with Zain Asher

CNN, with Rosemary Church

Real Simple

The Atlantic — book review

The Atlantic — opinion piece

PBS NewsHour

Big Issue North

Times Literary Supplement


Salon — opinion piece

The New York Times — opinion piece

ABC Canberra's "Mornings with Genevieve Jacobs"

The Economist 

Wall Street Journal

New York Times Book Review

The New York Review of Books

Literary Review


Times Higher Education


Arizona State University — Q&A

Publishers Weekly — Best Summer Books of 2017


The New York Times — Alt-Right Jane Austen

The New York Times Book Review Podcast (starting at 41:35)

ASU Now — 5 Things You Need to Know About Jane Austen

Women's Writing Vol. 25 Review

Related Media:

The Making of Jane Austen Website

Devoney Looser's Website

The Atlantic — Sense and Sensibility and Jane Austen's Accidental Feminists

Times Literary Supplement — Whatever her persuasion (cover story)

[AUDIO] Times Literary Supplement Voices podcast

The Independent — Mr. Darcy through the ages

Entertainment Weekly — Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Ultimate fan face-off

[VIDEO] The origin story of Devoney Looser's journey to Jane

ANU TV Interview with Will Christie

[AUDIO] Talking Books interview with Susan Cahill

[AUDIO] Books and Arts, ABC Radio National

[AUDIO] Saturday Morning with Kim Hill 

[AUDIO] The Bennet Edit Podcast Interview

Author Bio:

Devoney Looser is a professor of English at Arizona State University. She is the author of The Making of Jane Austen, Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1780—1850,  and British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670—1820.

A few of her most recent awards, fellowships, and grants: National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and Universities Teachers Grant (2012), Mizzou Advantage Grant for Digital Humanities Network (2012-13), Choice Oustanding Academic Title (2015), Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities Award from ASU (2016).

To view her complete list extensive experience and accolades, you can access her CV. You can follow Looser on Twitter at @DevoneyLooser.     


Media Queries - Kathryn Marguy / KRM@press.jhu.edu / 410-516-4162 

Sales Queries - Devon Renwick DBR@press.jhu.edu /  410/516-6951