More evidence* that the Evening Standard people hate Zadie Smith

Also from Joe Bloggs today comes a transcription of some Evening Standard gossip about Zadie Smith’s appearance at the Orange Prize awards ceremony. Evidently Smith several years ago invited one of the judges to “kiss my behind.” It seems peace prevailed this year although Smith’s dress was compared unfavorably with a transvestite’s. (Second item.)

* See also the infamous whirlpool story.


You might want to subscribe to my free Substack newsletter, Ancestor Trouble, if the name makes intuitive sense to you.