Kids today, eh?

Worryingly accomplished works from the 16-25-year-old age range

Ben Brooks
Brooks was born in 1992 and is now on his fifth novel. Feeling inadequate much? His latest, Lolito, sees a 15-year-old boy bed a bored housewife. It weren’t like that in our day.

From Lolito:
"I try to think of a joke that will endear me to the group. A simple, bad joke that will make a woman think I’m the kind of person worth pressing her tits against a camera for."

Nick Cave
The Bad Seeds frontman says he was blown away by it. Over to you, Nick: "I was blown away."

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Appropriate media tag: #olderladyBOOM

Lolito (Canongate) is out on 15 August

Chloe Grace Moretz
You are a grown man. You like grown-man stuff. Also, you really enjoy seeing a girl kicking the stuffing out of grown men. Kick-Ass 2 gets in Jim Carrey, but the biggest draw remains 16-year-old Chloë Grace Moretz in fighting form. Teenage kicks: so hard to beat.
A teenager says Hit Girl to Kick-ass: “Oh, take your tampon out, Dave.”

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Jim Carrey
Not so fast, young ‘uns – Carrey has since distanced himself from the film due to its violence.
Appropriate media tag: #whoisthisolddude?

Kick-Ass 2 is out this week


Little Green Cars
Rich Americana harmonies and melodies by a bunch of 21-year-olds from, er, Dublin. They’re barely old enough to drink but on debut album Absolute Zero sound like they found their mojo in a Nashville saloon.

Frontman Stevie Appleby, a mere child: "This record constantly jumps between two contrasting perspectives: the beauty of a reckless youth
 and the fear and confusion caused by our ever-pending adulthood.'

Markus Dravs
The Arcade Fire producer who drove the mixing desk for the Cars.

Appropriate media tah: #LGCROCK
Absolute Zero (Island/Glassnote) is out on 19 August