Lately I seem to have met more and more individuals whose writing is exceptional but who have not yet found a traditional path to publication or to an audience. Their writing, in many ways, is better than what’s currently in the bookstores. I wonder how many, if any, of them will “make it.” What does it mean to “make it” as a writer, anyway? And who counts as an author? Wishing to be an author doesn’t make it so. But being excluded by gatekeepers should not necessarily be the final say, either.
David Brooks with another winner.