When an author wins a prestigious literary prize, the awards ceremony is an occasion for backslapping and abundant praise.
He also acknowledged the drama that surrounded the prize when Callil, founder of the feminist Virago press, resigned. She dismissed Roth's work as "Emperor's new clothes" and complained that he "goes on and on and on about the same subject... as though he's sitting on your face and you can't breathe".
Full story at The Telegraph.
- 20 May 2011
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