Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Oldie but goodie

Over fifty? Worried that agents, producers and publishers are only interested in twenty-something phenomenons?

Well, here's some good news, care of Saga magazine, the journal for the over 50s. They've sponsored the 'Saga Award for Wit,' also known as 'The Silver Booker.' The prize is aimed at more mature writers who are enjoying the peak of their careers.

Nominees include Julian Fellowes, the award-winning screenwriter of Gosford Park and author of 'Snobs' and Simon Gray, the playwright, for 'The Smoking Diaries.'

The winner gets £20,000 to spend on pipes and slippers.

There's a full story in The Independent

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