Now Everyone Shake Hands and Be Nice

A long-standing literary feud ended last weekend when Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul and novelist Paul Theroux shook hands  at a book festival in Wales. The two literary giants stopped speaking 15 years ago when Mr. Theroux discovered that a copy of one of his books, which he had inscribed to Mr. Naipaul, had been put up for sale. Read more about this and other famous literary feuds in this NYT article. And for Mr. Naipaul’s opinions of women writers, especially Jane Austen, check out this article.

Laura

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