Jane Austen is known to have corresponded with her nieces and nephews to give them feedback on their own literary efforts. Find out how you can walk in Jane’s footsteps and mentor young writers!
Mr Bennet and his daughters - as seen through the lens of the five stages of grief! An interesting interpretation of character for your perusal.
Karen Ievers and Dr Sophia Hillan share the details of one of the most important literary discoveries of 2019 - newly identified photographs of Jane Austen’s family!
An interview with the woman behind our brand new collectable bookplate - Alton artist Pam (Pell) Jones!
Our newest appeal supports the work of Worldreader in some of Delhi’s most impoverished areas. Read on to find out more and help us deliver literacy resources to vulnerable children.
Ever wondered what Jane Austen ate? Caroline Jane Knight shares her family’s recipe for Bath Buns - including the secret to making scrumptious caraway comfits! You can recreate this recipe easily in your own kitchen and buy tickets to a very special dinner event in the Austen family’s ancestral home!
An update on our Literacy Mentors scheme from our Program Manager, Jacqueline. Read on to meet some of our Mentors, learn more about our successes, and find out how you can get involved!
Karin Quint on the history of Austen in Dutch - and why her most famous line is so difficult to translate!
Come and join the team at the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation for events and yummy food - at Jane Austen Regency Week in Alton and Chawton in June, this year!
So much to read, so little time…our co-founder, Amanda Mortensen, tells us exactly why you should never feel guilty for prioritising your love of books!
Award-winning sculptor Robert Truscott has designed our newest bookplate, exclusively for JALF! Julia, our Bookplate Program Manager, introduces the artist and his work.
Soniah Kamal (author of the recently-published Unmarriageable) discusses the joys of running her very own Jane Austen book club!
How teaching in the Gambia inspired a lifelong love of literacy - by the bestselling novelist, Jane MacKenzie.
An article to finish the centenary year of UK women’s suffrage from Dr Helena Kelly, acclaimed author of ‘Jane Austen, the Secret Radical’!
A contribution from Lucy Beresford on behalf of Worldreader - read about the brilliant work they are supporting in Ghana with your donations!!
Monica Fairview dissects Henry Austen’s choice of title for Jane’s posthumously-published masterpiece, Persuasion. Do you agree?
Today, the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation celebrates its fourth birthday - read on to discover what we have achieved in that time with your donations!
Odette Snel discusses the Jane Austen fan community in the Netherlands - and how much it has grown in the last few years!
Today we launch a brand new collectable bookplate - created by our very own ambassador, author and artist, Jane Odiwe!
Check out the final instalment of Julia’s interview with Jeremy Knight where they discuss the Knight family bookplates…and enter a draw to WIN!
We’re embarking on a brand new literacy program - and we want YOU to get involved!
An article by Emily Prince on the exquisite ring that resurfaced in 2012 - after being sold to an American pop star!
We are so excited to share with you the news of our new partnership and our success with our first funding project!
A report on the inaugural Jane Austen Literacy Foundation Walk for Literacy! Thanks to Tony Grant for his kind permission to reproduce his blog post.
Literacy Ambassador Cass Grafton discusses the famous topaz crosses gifted to Jane and Cassandra from their brother, Charles - Jane adored this gift so much, she featured it in Mansfield Park!
Warfare hangs in the background of Jane Austen’s novels - but she was a lot closer to the conflict in her real life.
Rita L. Watts, JALF Literacy Ambassador and the woman behind All Things Jane Austen, shares her experiences of navigating the Austen community online.
Introducing our first Jane Austen Literacy Foundation (JALF) Literacy Ambassador, Cassandra Grafton. Volunteer for our Literacy Ambassador Program today.
Join us on the Jane Austen Walk for Literacy on 17th June 2018! Or sponsor one of our walkers. The Jane Austen community comes together to fund an e-library for Suhum MA Experimental C School in Ghana.
Our founder shares the story of her childhood and how it inspired her to create the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation.
Zoe Wheddon shares the story of Martha Lloyd - friend, housemate, and sister-in-law to Jane Austen
Editor Emily Prince discusses the life of the familiar, yet sometimes overlooked, Cassandra Austen.
Jeremy Knight, the fourth-great nephew of Jane Austen and the father of our Founder, Caroline Knight, speaks to Ambassador Julia B. Grantham about his experiences with the fans of his famous aunt, and how Jane has helped him in retirement.
Our favourite cad is back with a tale of schemes and intrigue for you all, featuring one rather splendid lady and her most eventful life!
Joana Starnes offers us a glimpse behind-the-scenes of a real Georgian kitchen. Delicious!
Laurie Viera Rigler explores the benefits of introducing readers - young and old, enthusiastic and reluctant - to the classics via film, television, and an online webseries.
Author and historian Rachel Knowles discusses the relationship between fortune and matrimony in late Georgian and Regency society
A very special Christmas issue from Mr Wickham!
Jane Austen's work has been adapted many times into a multitude of different settings. Author Marilyn Brant muses on how the characters and themes continue to resonate with modern audiences.
LOOK: Five Christmas gifts that raise money for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation
In the modern era, we have certain ideas of how times have changed since the Regency period. Amanda Grange illustrates how Austen's work challenges those notions.
Alexa Adams on the early works and how Austen was writing ahead of her time - in more ways than one.
Jeremy Knight, the fourth-great nephew of Jane Austen and the father of our Founder, Caroline Knight, speaks to Ambassador Julia B. Grantham about growing up in Chawton House.
Wendy Soliman muses on the character of Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Pride & Prejudice's formidable matriarch.
Chris Browne discusses some of the rarer editions of Austen's work.
To mark International Literacy Day, Amanda Mortensen shares the moment Caroline told her about her secret connection to Jane Austen, and the birth of the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation.
Raquel Sallaberry Brião discusses the translation and publication history of Jane Austen's work in Brazil.
Author and historian Sue Wilkes discusses gardens in Jane Austen's life and work.
In this issue of Pride & Possibilities, foundation ambassador Sophie Andrews, aka 'Laughing with Lizzie', takes us on a tour of the Austen BookBenches from the 'Sitting with Jane' project.
The bicentenary of Jane Austen's death.
Hazel Mills talks about her Austen-inspired book collection and reveals some of her most treasured favourites.
Our founder, Caroline Knight, discusses the family bookplates.
On May 24, 1817, Jane left Chawton for the last time and travelled to Winchester where she would spend her last months.
Dr Julia B. Grantham reports on her stay at Hunsford Parsonage, a pilgrimage for Janeites!
Jane Austen was many things - writer, daughter, beloved sister and friend, and also an aunt to over thirty nieces and nephews! Editor Emily Prince discusses Jane's aunthood.
Ambassador Daniel Widdowson explores the wit of Pride & Prejudice and how it influenced his stage adaptation of the famous novel.
Editor Emily Prince gives us a glimpse into the life of Fanny Knight, Jane Austen's beloved niece.
Foundation Ambassador Dr Jessica A. Volz explores the surprising connection between caffeine and courtship in Jane Austen's most famous novel.
Editor Emily Prince discusses one of Jane's lesser known works - the fragment Sanditon
Author and JALF Ambassador, Jane Odiwe, shares her insight into the role Lyme Regis plays in Persuasion.
Emily Prince explores the highlights and lowlights of Jane's birthdays in her lifetime
Join Jane Austen's fifth great niece from Chawton House, Caroline Jane Knight, for a game of Christmas Eve Snap-Dragon in the Great Hall.
Author, comedienne and audio book narrator Alison Larkin, shares the joys of narrating Jane's novels
Editor Emily Prince gives us a glimpse into the last full year of Jane's life.
Learn insights into the making of the BBC's Pride & Prejudice from director Simon Langton.
Editor Emily Prince welcomes you to the Pride & Possibilities journal.