12 Authors Who Were Published Late in Life

These late bloomers didn't let age stop them

"I'm too old to start now" is one of the things that we all find ourselves saying, even when we're still in the first flush of youth. Think you're never going to get that book published? These late bloomers didn't get their novels published until they were well into their middle age or even their later years - so have a read of some of these excellent books and let yourself be inspired.

Postcards by Annie Proulx

1. Postcards

Annie Proulx
Post Office by Charles Bukowski

2. Post Office

Charles Bukowski
The Big Sleep cover

3. The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler
Adam Bede by George Eliot

4. Adam Bede

George Eliot
Junky by William S. Burroughs

8. Junky

William S. Burroughs
Cover Her Face by P.D. James

10. Cover Her Face

P.D. James
Dracula by Bram Stoker

11. Dracula

Bram Stoker
The Comforters by Muriel Spark

12. The Comforters

Muriel Spark
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