Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Top 10 literary teenagers

Will Davis' first novel, My Side of the Story, was published in 2007 and took that year's Betty Trask prize. His new book is Dream Machine.

For the Guardian, he named a top ten list of literary teenagers. One teen on the list:
Elizabeth Wurtzel in Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel

Wurtzel's famous autobiographical novel does not skimp on any aspect of her debilitating depression, which first began when she was a teenager. It might pulsate with an egoism that would make Mariah Carey blush, but you can practically feel the catharsis as she pours out the illness that's marked her life.
Read about the other teens on Davis' list.

Related: Writers Read: Elizabeth Wurtzel.

--Marshal Zeringue