Michael Chabon: Friend of Jane


The below reminded us of an e-mail we got from Alert Janeite Julie T. last week after attending a book signing with Michael Chabon, author of the marvelous Wonder Boys (a favorite at AustenBlog World Headquarters) among many others:

I just got home from a wonderful evening lecture/book signing with (Pulitzer Prize winning) author Michael Chabon. As we were getting our
books signed, my dear friend (and co-Vice Chair of the Wisconsin region of JASNA) Cynthia Kartman asked Mr. Chabon if he liked Jane Austen. He replied, with great enthusiasm, that he LOVES Jane Austen, and recently finished REreading her novels along with “a couple [he] hadn’t read before.”


Squee indeed!