Those People. You know, THOSE People.
People say it's okay to still be searching in your twenties. But then there are these people, these young people. You know who they are. The ones who make the 'Top' lists, the ones who break the mold. The ones who splash out at us from magazine stories and book jackets. You love them and hate them and want to be them. Only with cuter clothes and a sassier smile.
Take one Karen Russell. She's been published in The New Yorker. She was featured in New York magazine's list of 25 people to watch under the age of 26 (what the hell kind of list title is that, anyway?). She has her MFA from Columbia and more awards than she can shove on her mantle.
Karen Russell is 25 years old.