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Authors of a golden age

Older writers aren’t letting the speed bumps of age prevent them from producing meaningful work


Habeeb Salloum

IN 1985, HABEEB SALLOUM wrapped up 36 years as a Revenue Canada employee and, at the age of 61, entered his version of retirement. The very next morning, Salloum woke up his children, proudly brandishing a copy of The Globe and Mail carrying his byline. Over the following decades, Salloum travelled, cooked, and wrote tirelessly, publishing 12 titles, 20 book chapters and, he estimates, about 2,500 articles.

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