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Late-Blooming Writers: A Quiz

Statue of Puer Aeturnus

In Tuesday’s post I posed the question of why the younger generation of American writers, particularly the New Yorker’s carefully selected talent pool of 20 writers under age 40, have not yet produced the breakthrough novels that earlier generations had … Read more »

Is 40 the New 30 for American Writers?

photo of Gary Shteyngart

In American culture these days youth, as they say, rules. We all know that, and evidence for this truism exists in a lot of places you’d expect – comic books furnishing plots and characters for blockbuster movies and Broadway shows, Baby Boomers starting … Read more »

Ras: The Anointed