Author Series: Jan Karon

Watch as author Jan Karon sends her congrats for the Smithsonian Libraries’ 50th anniversary and tells us why she loves libraries.

Jan Karon is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mitford novel series featuring Father Timothy Kavanagh, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional village of Mitford. Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karon’s Mitford books include “At Home in Mitford” and “Light from Heaven.” The Father Tim Novels include “Home to Holly Springs" and “In the Company of Others,” set in County Sligo, Ireland. There are over 40 million Mitford and Father Tim novels, childrens books, and CDs in print.

In 2015, Karon was awarded the Library of Virginia's Literary Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jan Karon Video is Courtesy of Katherine Neville (Smithsonian Libraries Board Member)