Writers often worry about not publishing earlier enough. Our culture fetishes youth, even in literature. We talk about 5 under 35 and 20 under 40, but not the geniuses flowered later in life. Luckily for us, Blinkbox Books has created this awesome interactive infographic that takes a look at the careers of famous authors. The results show a surprising range for debut novels, from Jack Kerouac at 21 to Richard Adams at 53. The range for breakout books is even wider: 26 to 65 among the authors examined. Click around the infographic, then get back to work on your own novel! (via Blinkbox Books). 13 Responses Antonio Elmaleh January 15, 2015 There’s hope for me yet. Reply Terry Proffer January 16, 2015 Me, too. I’ve been working on this novel in spurts since I was 25. I’m about to be 55! Reply Literary Links – Electric Literature | Hemmo and Co. January 16, 2015 […] a myriad of short fiction by endeavouring authors, cool little info-graphics that depress you (age authors wrote their first book) and surprise you (most popular books of all time), insightful opinion pieces on the state of the […] Reply The Year of Projects | Don't be "a writer." January 17, 2015 […] infographic on the age at which our favorite writers have published their most famous books from Electric […] Reply Media Monday #13 | Femke leest! January 19, 2015 […] in nood: ik heb het antwoord! Nou ja, niet helemaal; ik heb het antwoord ”geleend” van deze site. Kijk daar zelf maar […] Reply Book Empire Vol. 56 | Bored to Death book club January 20, 2015 […] When do great authors publish their greatest works? Is it too late for us twenty-year olds, or do we still have some time to become geniuses? […] Reply Estante | Com que idade grandes escritores publicaram suas maiores obras? January 22, 2015 […] *Lista inspirada neste infográfico do Electric Literature […] Reply Indie News and Self-Publishing weekly update – Ep 18 | Grow Your Money Online January 28, 2015 […] http://electricliterature.com/infogra… […] Reply favorite writers pick their favorite obscure books | ellydoss February 3, 2015 […] http://electricliterature.com/infographic-what-age-do-writers-publish-their-most-famous-works/ […] Reply weekend reads | letter from editor February 6, 2015 […] What’s the age of a best selling author? Not quite what I thought. I still have a few years to crank out that best seller! […] Reply INFOGRAPHIC: WHAT AGE DO WRITERS PUBLISH THEIR MOST FAMOUS WORKS? | Ana is the Bookworm February 11, 2015 […] Original post here. […] Reply Simmer Starters - Feb. 20, 2015 - The Simmering Mind February 20, 2015 […] Infographic: What Age Do Writers Publish Their Most Famous Works? (Lincoln Michel) – This was a fun infographic! […] Reply Haftadan Kalanlar // 16-22 Mart 2015 | koltukname March 22, 2015 […] Yazarlar en meşhur eserlerini kaç yaşında yazıyorlar, bu infografikten […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.