5 Female Authors Who Wrote Great Books in Their 20s

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On Wednesday, Eleanor Catton won the 2013 Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries. At 28, she’s the youngest writer to snag the honor. In celebration of her victory, her youth, and the tangible evidence that 20-somethings contribute something valuable to society — pause for a smug party — here are a few more of our favorite female authors who also wrote notable works while in their 20s.

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