6 novels.  200 years.  Millions of fans.

6 novels. 200 years. Millions of fans.

The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing.  Join us in celebrating her life and works.

Her Life › Her Works ›

Entry Deadline: June 1, 2023

2023 Essay Contest Open

Our annual student writing competition is underway, with cash scholarships to be awarded in three divisions. This year’s essay topic is "Marriages and Proposals," inspired by our AGM theme, Pride and Prejudice.

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Providing Context

Austen's World Up Close

JASNA members share their expertise in short videos that shine a light on aspects of life in Jane Austen's world.

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The JASNA Post

October 17, 2022

2022 Young Filmmakers Contest Winners Announced

It's a wrap! JASNA's Southwest Region announced the winners of its sixth annual Young Filmmakers Contest in an awards event held during the 2022 JASNA AGM.

October 12, 2022

2022 JASNA Essay Contest Winners Published

The winning entries in JASNA’s 2022 Essay Contest have been published online, and we invite you to read the outstanding essays submitted by the students who received top honors.

April 29, 2022

Introducing: The Jane Austen Book Box Program

We're pleased to announce the launch of JASNA's new Jane Austen Book Box Program for schools and community groups in the U.S. and Canada!

Austen's Enduring Appeal

JASNA Members on Jane Austen

Austen's Enduring Appeal

Why does Jane Austen inspire legions of admirers? JASNA members offer their thoughts in this video.

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Become a Member

Learn about the benefits of JASNA membership: our publications, regional events, conferences, and more.

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“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”

Pride and Prejudice