The devout cannot have it both ways, writes Ian McEwan. Free speech is hard, it’s noisy and bruising sometimes, but the only alternative when so many world-views must cohabit is intimidation, violence and bitter conflict between communities.
is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 1998, he won the Man Booker Prize for Amsterdam (1998). He is also the author of Atonement (2001), Saturday (2005), On Chesil Beach (2007), Solar (2010) and Sweet Tooth (2012) and The Children Act (2014), all published by Jonathan Cape.