Juliet McMaster, a founding member of JASNA, is the author of Jane Austen the Novelist and Jane Austen, Young Author, as well as books on Thackeray, Trollope, and Dickens. She is also co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen and is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of the University of Alberta.
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.