Posted by: Jo Farmer - The Autistic Mouse | April 3, 2021

Autism Awareness Week – Authors and Poets – no autistic write-off

Now, let’s curl up with a good book.  A good story or a poem.  Or a non-fiction book.  With more autistic contributors.

Some more you will know – Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, James Joyce, WH Auden, HG Wells, Hans Christian Anderson, William Butler Yeats, Benjam Banneker, Stephen Shore, Mark Twain and George Orwell.

Autism may have given the imagination to see a different world, live in it, write it down.

Our bookshelves are now looking rather empty.  And this is just a small number of autistic writers.  Who has got a favourite author, who has turned out to have autism, or another neurodivergent mindset?  I’d love to know, please tell me. As a child I loved Hans Christian Anderson.


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