For Picador''s 40th anniversary, 40 writers were asked to respond to the idea of 40 in whatever way they liked. The results are spectacular: thoughtful, funny, poignant, as brilliantly diverse as the Picador list. Pieces include the humorously temporal, the quirky and the downright clever. With PersonNames ranging from great established writers like Alice Sebold, John Banville and Graham Swift , to new stars, such as Emma Straub, Belinda McKeon and Megan Abbott, this is the perfect tribute to a celebrated literary imprint! Discover more on Twitter @picadorbooks.