A new study conducted by Antanas Sileika, Director of the Humber School for Writers, complied information about the ages of Canadian fiction and nonfiction authors who publish for the first time. It turns out that people do not publish quite as young as Sileika first thought. The average age of the first-time Canadian author is 42, which also happens to be the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything” in Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series of science fiction novels. Is this a coincidence? Perhaps not.