The inaugural Royal Society of Literature Christopher Bland prize, for authors debuting over the age of 50

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"Some authors worry they are past it at 30, forgetting the careers of Chandler, Defoe and many others. Which is where the Christopher Bland prize comes in," Gillian Slovo is the chair of the inaugural Royal Society of Literature Christopher Bland prize, for authors debuting over the age of 50.

Interesting. This prize appears to be an important step towards combating ageism in the writing community.

What baffles me is the whole ageism rubbish lobbed at authors - isn't it better to have more life experience under one's belt before one begins writing? Also, it's not like writing is a job that requires a lot of physical strength or agility....
 

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