Mark Athitakis brings my attention to a public discussion between James Wood and Jonathan Franzen (the latter cattily saying that "the stupidest person in New York City is currently the lead reviewer of fiction for the New York Times" i.e. Michiko Kakutani):

The relation between those who create art and those who critique it is notoriously fraught, something that was evident quickly to the standing-room only crowd in Sever Hall last night that watched novelist Jonathan Franzen face English professor James Wood, who has been one of his toughest critics (more...)

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