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01st June 2010

Jeri Johnson is “My Hero” says top author

Prominent writer Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth, chose Jeri Johnson, Exeter’s Fellow in English, as her hero in the Guardian this weekend.

“My hero” is a regular series of columns run in the Guardian, in which notable figures nominate a person who has had a profound effect on their lives. Mosse described how Jeri Johnson “transformed my experience of university” – teaching her new ways to think, as well as the importance of standing her ground.

Past contributors have also included Exonians Will Self (1979, PPE), who nominated JG Ballard, and Christopher Reid (1968, English), who nominated the little-known heroes commemorated in Postman’s Park in London.

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