The New Teen Literati

“Today’s publishers are eager to work with teen authors, because they want to reach younger readers,” says the Christian Science Monitor, quoting the author of a book for teens looking to publish. Every now and then a teenager emerges from the woodwork with a blockbuster book, most recently Nigerian-born British author Helen Oyeyemi. At 18, Oyeyemi penned the acclaimed novel The Icarus Girl. But a youthful sensation doesn’t always lead to a literary career, the Monitor warns.