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“Young Jane Austen” Wins INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award

Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer has won the Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Gold Award in Biography, Adult Nonfiction.

A new biography focusing on Austen’s creative development as a child, Young Jane Austen was written by Lisa Pliscou, illustrated by Massimo Mongiardo, and published by Wyatt-MacKenzie in April 2015.

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“Young Jane Austen” an IPPY Silver Medalist

Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer has received a silver medal in the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards, known informally as the IPPY Awards. A new biography focusing on Austen’s creative development as a child, Young Jane Austen was written by Lisa Pliscou, illustrated by Massimo Mongiardo, and published by Wyatt-MacKenzie in April 2015.

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“Young Jane Austen” an Austenprose Best of 2015 Book

Lisa Pliscou’s Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, a recently published biography focusing on Austen’s childhood and her creative development, has been named one of Austenprose’s Best Books of 2015.

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Sarah Emsley on “Young Jane Austen”

“A charming book,” says Sarah Emsley about Lisa Pliscou’s recently published biography, Young Jane Austen, “of interest to readers of all ages in its imaginative retelling of central events in Austen’s life and its exploration of questions over which she must have puzzled.”

 

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More about Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer here.

 

 

Savvy Verse and Wit on “Young Jane Austen”

“Delightful,” says Serena M. Agusto-Cox of Savvy Verse and Wit about Lisa Pliscou’s just-published Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer. An overarching theme in this biography is what makes a writer become a writer? Are they born as such? Does it require simply a fondness for words or an observant nature and does it need to be nurtured just by the individual or by their own support system?”

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The Loft Literary Center features author Lisa Pliscou

The Loft Literary Center features a guest post by Lisa Pliscou, author of the just-published biography Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer. The post is called “Young Jane Austen: Creativity, Inspiration, Grit.”

 

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The Calico Critic features “Young Jane Austen”

Lisa Pliscou and Young Jane Austen are featured on The Calico Critic, including a post from Lisa called “What Jane Read: A Turning Point,” describing a fascinating leap in Austen’s creative development as a child — during which she evolved from being a passive reader to a more critical, responsive one. This was a key step, and an exciting one, on her journey toward becoming a writer.

From the chapter called "Reading." Illustration by Massimo Mongiardo in Lisa Pliscou's "Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer." (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing)

From the chapter called “Reading.” Illustration by Massimo Mongiardo.

 

The Calico Critic is also sponsoring a giveaway for a signed, print copy of Young Jane Austen, which runs through April 10, 2015. Click here to read the post, and enter the giveaway.