Jane Austen lived centuries ago, yet she still inspires best-sellers and box-office hits. What's the secret to her staying power? This is a search for the authors who embody those Austen-esque qualities today, including some unexpected picks that might surprise you. Plus, a second look at Austen's least popular novel: Mansfield Park.
- Dorice Williams Elliott, associate professor of English, The University of Kansas
- Mark Luce, English and Art History teacher, The Barstow School
- Diane Martin, librarian, Metropolitan Community College