Professor bucks literary trend and endorses elderly authors
November 21, 2011
Literary lists are a popular way to highlight the latest and greatest, particularly when it comes to young, up-and-coming authors. But Pauls Toutonghi, associate professor of English, took the idea in a different direction with his slate of “Eight over Eighty” for Publishers Weekly.
From Jamil Ahmad to Herman Wouk, the writers Toutonghi recommends bring a lifetime of experience to their work and, in Toutonghi’s view, keep getting better with age.