Anna Quindlen, JASNA’s Carol Medine Moss keynote Lecturer, is the author of six bestselling novels. A former columnist for the New York Times and Newsweek, in 1992 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Her most recent book is a memoir of aging, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.
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.