It is great to be older. I'm not talking about our writer but about the audience, specifically, myself. With age reading is more rewarding. I used to think a novel must, perhaps like a scientific project, present a problem and in the end solve it, satisfactorily. Yet this world is way too complicated to have problems easily presented, diagnosed, and solved. And writers are, after all, as human as we are. Perhaps a successful novel is not one that satisfies its readers, but rather one that prompts more questions, more reflection about society, about human and life.