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The Making of Jane Austen        

by Devoney Looser

(pronounced DEV-oh-knee LOH-zer)  

Available 27 June 2017  

". . . 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]

For access to additional photos, contact Gene Taft /


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

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    

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. You can follow Looser on Twitter at @DevoneyLooser   


Media Queries - Gene Taft / / 410-516-4162 

Sales Queries - Kerry Cahill / KPC@press.jhu.edu410/516-6936