Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Great Regulars: Elmore Leonard, winner this year of an

honorary National Book Award, is 87 and says the prize inspired him to write more novels. The winner of the National Book Award for poetry, David Ferry, is 88. Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, 81, had a novel out in the spring and has said she's working on a new one. Tom Wolfe's "Back to Blood" came out this fall and he has more fiction and nonfiction planned.

"Being an octogenarian is just a hobby of mine," Wolfe, 81, says with a laugh, "something I do at night."

from Hillel Italie: Associated Press: Roth retires but Wolfe, Wouk among authors past 80


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