By the book: at what age did the greatest authors publish their famous books?

A visualisation of literary careers of writers from the BBC Big Read and best-selling novelists.


  • idea (plotting the age when our favourite authors published their books) 
  • research (finding authors and their bibliographies) 
  • data analysis
  • creative direction

Results: Over 5,000 social shares, featured on the Guardian,, and Slate.