"After making news for being the youngest-ever Booker winner, Eleanor Catton did so again for ‘lashing out’ at male critics, saying they treat young female writers unfairly and unseriously. Believe me when I say: I could not agree more." —Rachel Fershleiser
There was a dust-up at the Tournament of Books on Monday when the site was informed that author Scott McClanahan was withdrawing his novel “Hill William” from the competition. The unusual and oblique notice came via a Facebook post by McClanahan, shared by someone else in the comments of the ToB’s Monday post about its upcoming annual literary showdown.