Celebrated Trinidadian novelist VS Naipaul says that female writers are ‘unequal’ to him. It’s their ‘sentimentality, the narrow view of the world’. There’s more but I can’t be bothered to quote it. Life’s too short. What really pisses me off, though, is not so much the idiocy of his comments but the fact that the literary establishment will continue to keep its tongue lodged firmly up Sir Vidia’s arsehole, routinely describing him as ‘the greatest living writer of English prose’, among other obsequious encomia. Will they finally disown this shambling, self-regarding, boorish idiot? Will they fuck.