03/15/2013 02:21 pm ET

8 Writers Over 80 (PHOTOS)

First published on BookRiot

Philip Roth may not exactly have been in his prime when he “retired” from writing last year at the spry age of 79, but if you ask any of the folks listed below, he surely still had plenty of good scribblin’ years left. In the spirit of The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 list, allow us to present 8 Writers Over 80 — eight octogenarians (or older) who are still perfecting their craft.

8 Writers Over 80

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