Nobel laureate says there is no female author whom he considers his equal
By Amy Fallon
The Guardian UK, June 02, 2011
VS Naipaul, no stranger to literary spats and rows, has done it again. This time, the winner of the Nobel prize for literature has lashed out at female authors, saying there is no woman writer whom he considers his equal – and singling out Jane Austen for particular criticism.
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