John Wiltshire is an Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has published several books on Jane Austen, including The Hidden Jane Austen, and edited Mansfield Park in the Cambridge edition. His most recent book is Frances Burney and the Doctors: Patient Narratives Then and Now. Besides literature, he publishes in the new field of Medical Humanities.
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.