Even though our society is obsessed with youth, it is encouraging and inspiring that writing remains a skill that most people get better at over time.
The truth is that writing a novel takes a long time. It’s not just writing 80 000 words. It’s the years spent perfecting the craft and actually learning how to write something that other people will want to read.
It’s not surprising that most successful authors are only published later in life. Here are 27 writers and their ages when they found fame.