Austenland's Shannon Hale's bunny ears over Lemony Snicket's Daniel Handler in post-dancing Jane Austen silhouette impersonations produced my favorite photo from the Decatur Book Festival. But an image can't capture the energy of 600 authors and 80,000 attendees, sharing important ideas, beautiful writing, laughing, cheering, crying. Met so many amazing people and talked writing, books, and history. Thank you, DBF, for bringing me along to talk The Making of Jane Austen.
Prof. Devoney Looser (aka Stone Cold Jane Austen).