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10 Great Writers Over 80: Listmania Continues

paulafox.pngFed up with the hype surrounding The New Yorker‘s “20 Under 40″ list, Ward Six has released a “10 Over 80” list. The excellent collection rewards writers for “kicking a** for longer than we have been alive.”

Here’s an excerpt, including two under-appreciated authors: “PAULA FOX [pictured, via]: I read Desperate Characters in the mid-nineties because Jonathan Franzen wrote about finding it at Yaddo and how it’s a perfect short novel. It is. She’s had an interesting life and has written two memoirs. Also, the daughter she gave up for adoption gave birth to Courtney Love. WILLIAM GASS: “In the Heart of the Heart of the Country” is a collection of five strange and linguistically brilliant short stories.”

Just like the New Yorker list, we are sure there are more writers to include on the list. Add your favorite writers over 80-years-old in the comments section. Via Maud Newton & The Awl)

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