Posted on May 23, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

While the literary world certainly hasn’t been without any scandals, Alison Flood has noticed a recent shortage of authorial feuds.

That has just changed, she reports in the Guardian.

Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk About Kevin and So Much for That, summed up Cynthia Ozick’s new book as “odd” and made several references to the nonagenarian’s age in a mixed review for the New York Times.

Ozick shot back in a poem, also appearing in the NY Times, that called her reviewer “no deep diver.”

Flood points out that Shriver hasn’t shied away from controversy in the past, so there’s certainly a chance of escalation.

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