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Correction of the day: Evelyn Waugh was not a woman

Correction of the day: Evelyn Waugh was not a woman
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Oh dear. Today Time magazine released a list of the 100 most-read female writers in American colleges. On the list were Jane Austen, J K Rowling, Kate L. Turabian and... Evelyn Waugh.

Yes, the Brideshead Revisted author made it onto the all-female list despite the fact that he was a man. In their defence, Waugh's first name has caused confusion before, with his first wife also called Evelyn. The magazine have since issued a correction:

EWaugh

Mr S suspects this error is already a frontrunner for '2016 correction of the year'.

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