Ladies Vs. Gentlemen

photo credit Olivander
photo credit Olivander

There has been a little bit of hubbub in the international literary world lately about a comments by Nobel Laureate and provocateur, VS Naipaul.  Naipaul maintains that women are poorer writers generally, and that no woman alive or dead could be considered his equal as a writer. Good times.

The Guardian put together a cheeky little quiz in honor of the Naipaul question. Can you tell whether a writer is male or female just by reading a short section of their prose? Try it out and let us know what you get. I scored a 6 out of 10, which is pretty darn close to even odds.

via The Hairpin

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