Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Platinum Ass Update
When I was young my name was rather unusual but these days every man in Wales seems to be called "Rhys". I sometimes wish I had kept the pen-name I invented for myself when I began writing. Actually I had several pseudonyms, the first being the rather abstruse "Theophrastus Rhaeticus" when I was 15, followed by "Zadig Dikdorff" (inspired by Voltaire); and then "Henry Jovial", which is the pseudonym I now wish I had stuck with. Henry is my middle name anyway: and the surname Jovial (hearty, gleeful) is a nod to the satirist Juvenal. I collected Classical authors back then. I still occasionally read them.
I think you should now go with Henry Joviial. All your friends will tell everyone that it is really Rhys Hughes, until it finally catches on.
Ha! Thanks Des. If my books are ever reprinted when I am an old man and have given up writing, maybe then I will be Henry Jovial at long last... :-)Post a Comment
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