Jane Austen (1775-1817) was the seventh child
of a parish rector. She died unmarried, leaving behind an immortal
body of work.
Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and comic artist
and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. She is the author of
Gilded Lilies and Indoor Voice and the graphic
novel Skim, a New York Times Best Book of the
Year. Her drawings have appeared in The New York Times, O, The
Oprah Magazine, The New Yorker, and Esquire.