What do you know?

Monica Ali, author of Brick Lane, answers questions posed to her by readers of the Independent. Some of them are pretty rude. For example: “What does an Oxford-educated girl from Bolton know about Brick Lane’s Bangladeshi community?”

Or this: “Traditionally, motherhood is supposed to dull the creative juices. But, in your case, it finally spurred you on to write. Why?”

Those are bad enough but this… this one is completely unconscionable: “How’s the second novel going?”

Thanks to Emma for the link.