Philip Roth protest had nothing to do with feminism, says Virago founder
Carmen Callil defends decision to quit Booker panel and says dislike of author based on literary shortcomings
The founder of the feminist press Virago who withdrew from the judging panel of the Man Booker International prize over its decision to honour Philip Roth has dismissed criticism that her decision was driven by Roth's portrayal of women.
Saturday, 21 May, 2011
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