Independent voices from the TWT Communities
When the British government gave Salman Rushdie its protection following the Iranian fatwa calling for his murder, it required him to adopt a pseudonym. Ever the literary gent, Mr. Rushdie took the first names of his two favorite writers, Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov. His protection officers called him Joe.
Today and for another few weeks, wise heads will tell the next generation of young adults what the world expects of them and what they should expect of the world. Few of the speakers will have as distinguished a CV as Terry Eagleton, the Oxbridge literary critic who is currently Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow at the University of Manchester.
He also wrote short stories, poems and children's stories.