Roth retires but Wolfe, Wouk among authors past 80
Famed authors are growing older, but their dedication to writing has not ceased. Toni Morrison, who has received several awards for her novels throughout the years, continues to release new works at age 81. There are also several nonagenarians, such as novelist Herman Wouk and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti who have not let aging discourage them from their writing. Many of these authors cite a time when authors such as Ernest Hemingway ended their careers before age 70 because of various health obstacles. Today they believe “the barriers have pretty well fallen,” according to A.E. Hotchner, a 92-year-old author and playwright.