Karen Joy Fowler is the author of five novels and two short story collections. Her first novel, Sarah Canary, won the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian. Sister Noon was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and The Jane Austen Book Club was a New York Times bestseller. A new novel, Wit’s End, will be published in April 2008.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius. We have over 5,000 members of all ages and from diverse walks of life. Although most live in the United States or Canada, we also have members in more than a dozen other countries.