06/02/2011 07:10 am ET Updated Aug 02, 2011

VS Naipaul Thinks No Woman Is His Literary Match Not Even Jane Austen

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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