Books Written by Disabled Authors

'Me Before You', 'Flowers for Algernon', 'Of Mice and Men', and most everything else written by an able author about disabled people is eugenicist trash, so don't even try.

Mental illness counts as a disability.

Cr*pple is a slur, so if you're not actually one, don't use the word.

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message 1: by Dustin (new)

Dustin Wow, I had no idea that so many beloved writers were or are disabled, and what an inspiration they are! Thank you very much for the invite, Aubrey!!


message 2: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Dustin wrote: "Wow, I had no idea that so many beloved writers were or are disabled, and what an inspiration they are! Thank you very much for the invite, Aubrey!!"

My pleasure, Dustin. The vast majority of them have dyslexia, which is interesting considering their writing careers.


message 3: by Dustin (new)

Dustin Aubrey wrote: "Dustin wrote: "Wow, I had no idea that so many beloved writers were or are disabled, and what an inspiration they are! Thank you very much for the invite, Aubrey!!"

My pleasure, Dustin. The vast m..."


You continue to WOW me. It's incredible that they're able to write (many of them, such as Octavia Butler,) quite profusely. What an inspiration! I don't know how they do it.:)


message 4: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Dustin wrote: "Aubrey wrote: "Dustin wrote: "Wow, I had no idea that so many beloved writers were or are disabled, and what an inspiration they are! Thank you very much for the invite, Aubrey!!"

My pleasure, Dus..."


You may be interested in this list. It's more comprehensive than Goodreads can manage: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/...


message 5: by Paul (new)

Paul Thanks for the link Aubrey; I've added the book I'm reading at the moment if that's ok


message 6: by Tien (new)

Tien Thanks for this list! I've added a book by Traci Harding - I chose her most recent stand alone one but she's got a number of trilogies.

Here's a link to an interview where she mentioned dyslexia: Traci Harding - interview


message 7: by Becca (new)

Becca I'm unsure about John Irving - his book A Prayer for Owen Meany is currently on the list. He's not on the spreadsheet and I can't find anything relevant after a (brief) search. I wonder if it's been added because a character in the book is disabled rather than the author?


message 8: by Erin (new)

Erin I added a book by Anna Kavan as she also suffered from mental illness.


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