Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our elderly young new authors

From John Scalzi's blog "Whatever," an interesting answer to an interesting question. Have you ever noticed that "new" authors all tend to be, well, not young? Scalzi has the answer.

From "Whenever I hear about a 'new' novelist, they turn out to be in their 30s. Why is that? It seems like you hear about new musicians and actors and other creative people in when they are in their 20s."

Excellent question. Leaving aside the mechanics of why it pays to be young in the music and acting industries, here’s what’s up with those old new novelists: More...

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