Deborah Yaffe


By Deborah Yaffe, Apr 28 2016 01:00PM

Listening to a really good actor read aloud from a really good book is one of life’s great pleasures, not to mention my go-to strategy for surviving long, boring car rides. So imagine my excitement when I learned that a troupe specializing in actorly read-alouds will include an excerpt from my book Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom in an Austen-related program this coming Sunday in Denver.

“Welcome to Austenland,” presented by Stories on Stage at Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center, will feature readings from three works: Among the Janeites; an obscure little novel called Emma; and “What Would Austen Do?” by the mother-daughter team of Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway, one of the funniest stories in Laurel Ann Nattress’ Jane Austen Made Me Do It collection.

If I still lived in Colorado, I would totally be there, even if my book weren’t on the program. Alas, work and family obligations will prevent me from attending, but if any of you go, please post a review here.

By Deborah Yaffe, Dec 26 2013 02:00PM

A lovely Christmas present: Austenprose names Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom the top Austen-inspired non-fiction book of 2013!

Laurel Ann Nattress’ blog is a key gathering-spot for readers of Austen-related books, both fiction and non-fiction, and I was thrilled to get a wonderful review from her when Among the Janeites was published last summer.

Thanks, Laurel Ann, for this further vote of confidence!

By Deborah Yaffe, Aug 3 2013 11:51PM

Laurel Ann Nattress of Austenprose has given Among the Janeites the kind of review that makes an author's heart sing, calling the book "a delightfully entertaining and perceptive romp" worthy of an off-the-charts "6 out of 5 Regency stars."

Laurel Ann's blog -- which I talk about briefly in the book -- has been an important source of news and comment about Austen spinoff fiction and non-fiction for nearly six years now; it's an honor to get such an enthusiastic response from a leading member of the Janeite community. Thanks, Laurel Ann!

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