Congrats to Jane on the honor!
Jane Yolen will be giving the prestigious Andrew Lang Lecture at St Andrews University on November 1, at 5.30 p.m., the venue; Lower College Hall, St Salvator’s College, University of St Andrews. It is open to the public. Her topic is; “Folklore versus Fakelore: An Imagined Conversation with Andrew Lang.” She will also be telling one story and reading a poem at the end, and signing books after a q&a at the close of the speech.
Jane has said, “I’m delighted to be the first woman ever to give this speech (the first lecture was in 1927)”. Previous lecturers have included John Buchan who wrote “The Thirty-Nine Steps” and J.R.R. Tolkien, author of “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” whose 1939 lecture “On Fairy-Stories” would later turn into his seminal essay of the same name.