"The British use of understatement and satire is thought to originate from the Vikings, typically noted for raping and pillaging throughout history, when they brought trade from across the world to British shores."
GOD. Can you BELIEVE the HACKS they put on this list of ten fiction writers 80 or older? It's all NEPOTISM and FRIENDS OF FRIENDS. Paula Fox? OMG so expected. So 2006! And who did BEVERLY CLEARY SLEEP WITH TO GET ON THIS LIST? I can't STAND IT! (Annnnd end sarcasm. No but seriously, people… omitting Ursula Le Guin? Hello? One of the greatest writers of our time of any age? I will kill you.)