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User Feature, literature,

From Pen to Camera: Authors on Instagram

Ever wondered where the inspiration for your favorite novel came from? Authors like Salman Rushdie and Jon Krakauer are using Instagram to give you a glimpse into the life of a writer. Many authors have taken to Instagram to share everything from the research and findings that help shape their work, to receiving the first copies back from the publisher and the book tours that follow. They’re also capturing and sharing those everyday moments in their lives when they’re not writing, like hiking with fellow writers or going to a baseball game with friends.

Want to tune in to with your favorite authors? Be sure to follow them on Instagram:

  • Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses — @salmanrushdie
  • Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild — @krakauernotwriting
  • Jarrett Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series— @studiojjk
  • Marcus Samuelsson, chef and author of Yes, Chef — @marcuscooks
  • Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus — @erinmorgenstern
  • José Luís Peixoto, Portuguese writer — @joseluispeixoto

To find more writers to follow on Instagram, check out this article from Random House.


Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, literature, events,

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Turns 200

"You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." - Mr. Darcy

On January 28, 1813, Jane Austen’s publisher Thomas Egerton released her second novel, Pride and Prejudice. Austen finished writing the novel in 1797 under the title First Impressions, but after prospective publishers declined to even see the manuscript, she heavily edited the story over the following 14 years until Egerton bought it for £110 ($172 present-day USD). Today marks the beginning of festivals, conferences and Austen readathons that “Janeites” have planned throughout the year to celebrate the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s tumultuous courtship. Two centuries later, Pride and Prejudice remains one of the most-taught and best-loved classics in Western literature.

Keep an eye on the Jane Austen Centre and Jane Austen’s Home location pages for photos from the upcoming festivals.