According to the Times, HarperCollins has commissioned Joanna Trollope to write a contemporary reworking of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Trollope's book will be the first in what is described as a "major" new series; HC is planning to ask a variety of current authors of "global literary significance" to re-imagine each of Austen's six novels in contemporary settings.
I'm a little confused by the hoopla surrounding this announcement (surely HarperCollins is aware that modern Austen adaptations are a dime a dozen?), but here's hoping the books are readable.
Labels: Jane Austen