Sunday, December 18, 2005

Lest anyone think they are too old to publish....

...this just in from Publisher's Lunch:

Fifty-nine-year-old Paul Torday's debut Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, the story of a middle-aged scientist and his involvement with what initially looks like an impossible project: to introduce salmon into the Yemen, to Helen Garnons-Williams at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, at auction, for publication in February 2007, in a two-book deal, by Mark Stanton at Jenny Brown Associates (world).

It is interesting why Torday's age was printed. Maybe meant as an encouraging word?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At 51, I hardly consider myself an "old" writer. In my opinion, it's the 40+ individuals with life experience, that make the best writers. I've yet to find anyone under 35 worth reading.