Sunday, August 1, 2010

Coffee Break: Rushdie, Brit authors criticized

Salman Rushdie

The author Salman Rushdie is one of several leading British writers criticised by the academic Gabriel Josipovici. Photograph: John Bazemore/AP

Their mantelpieces might creak under the collective weight of literary gongs but, according to one leading academic, leading contemporary British authors such as Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan and Julian Barnes are unworthy of the accolades they receive.

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