St Peter's Square
Manchester, England M2 5PD

Free but booking advisable

Award-winning biographer Professor Claire Harman shares her insights into the life and reputation of one of British literature's most famous figures, Jane Austen. Her latest book, Jane's Fame, part biography and part cultural history, not only tells a fascinating story but is essential reading for anyone interested in Austen’s life, works and remarkably potent fame. Come and discover family intrigue, and how Austen's legacy has influenced contemporary phenomena such as chick-lit, romantic comedy, the heritage industry and film. Harman's earlier biography of the novelist Sylvia Townsend Warner won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize, and her biography of the eighteenth-century novelist Fanny Burney was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize.

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