I want to tell a story about that old cliché of teachers: that reading opens the door to other worlds. I don’t like the saying, to tell the truth, but this story is mine. And it isn’t about other worlds, exactly. It’s about how reading Salman Rushdie’s books revealed the world itself, in its unimaginable
Dr Mo Moulton is an associate professor in the History Department at the University of Birmingham. They research twentieth-century Irish and British history from queer and postcolonial perspectives. Mo has written two books: Ireland and the Irish in Interwar England (2014) and Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women (2019). They are currently working on a microhistory of Irish cooperative creameries.