The Elizabeth von Arnim Society

Elizabeth von Arnim

Elizabeth von Arnim was the author of 21 books, including The Enchanted April, Elizabeth and her German Garden, Vera, The Pastor’s Wife, and Mr. Skeffington. The Elizabeth von Arnim Society is dedicated to fostering scholarly work on von Arnim and helping scholars from around the world to come together and exchange ideas.

The Countess from Kirribilli – In Conversation with Joyce Morgan

Joyce Morgan, author of The Countess from Kirribilli

You are warmly invited to a Q&A with Joyce Morgan, author of The Countess of Kirribilli. The Free-Spirited Literary Sensation Who Beguiled the World (Allen & Unwin 2020). The event will be held via Zoom on 29 November 2022 at 10am GMT (9pm AEST, 5am EST). The event is free. To receive a link, please register your interest at

Morgan will read from The Countess from Kirribilli, talk to Juliane Römhild (La Trobe University) about her work on von Arnim, and take questions from the audience. The event will take place on Zoom, and the meeting will be recorded to give those living in uncongenial time zones a chance to watch later on. More information about the event is posted here.

Oxford World’s Classics edition of The Enchanted April

Oxford World’s Classics edition of The Enchanted April

An Oxford World’s Classics edition of Elizabeth von Arnim’s The Enchanted April will be published in April 2022. General readers of the novel–as well as teachers and scholars of Elizabeth von Arnim–will benefit from the edition, which places the work in the context of a recent blossoming of scholarship on the author and her work. “Scholars are increasingly producing important insights into the work of Elizabeth von Arnim in the context of our wider socio-political and literary understanding,” notes the OWC press. Edited by Isobel Maddison, founding president of the Elizabeth von Arnim Society, this is the first edition of the novel to include scholarly explanatory notes, which detail the significance of literary and intertextual references and establish connections with other texts and writers. The volume also includes a bibliography of selected scholarly work and an author’s timeline by von Arnim biographer Jennifer Walker. The edition is now available for UK readers (1 July 2022 for US readers) to order on the Oxford World’s Classics website.

Join the Society

The International Elizabeth von Arnim Society was founded on 13 September 2015 in Cambridge, UK. We have a diverse membership with Elizabeth von Arnim enthusiasts and scholars located around the world. We would be thrilled to hear from you if you are interested in joining the society.

Join or renew now! Our membership year runs from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023. Our membership fee is $15 or $10 for unwaged/concession members and includes significant discounts on publications as well as on courses offered by Lucy Cavendish College and Literature Cambridge. Please visit the Membership page for more information.