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Aaron_Mason
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19 Jul 2005, 9:14 pm

For those who enjoy books... can anybody point me towards some aspie authors, I'd like to get into their books.

Thanks in advance


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19 Jul 2005, 9:44 pm

Might not be your thing...but the Lemony Snicket series....if that's not aspie writing nothing is



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20 Jul 2005, 12:11 am

Do you mean about autism or just anything by autistic authors?



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20 Jul 2005, 12:37 am

Anything.


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20 Jul 2005, 12:41 am

well, there's always me... but you may have to wait a bit, as the book is only just going to agents, next week... ;)



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20 Jul 2005, 5:44 am

http://www.autistics.org/library/booklist.html


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20 Jul 2005, 6:16 am

The neurologist Oliver Sacks writes a lot about Autism and Aspergers, as well as a lot of other interesting cases. Apparently he has AS himself, although I don't know if this is true.

Are you really writing a book Vertivert?



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20 Jul 2005, 9:06 am

Many people have said that Nick Hornby's books have obssessive, aspie-tyoe chracters in them. NicK Hornby also has a severely autistic son.



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20 Jul 2005, 9:40 am

tom wrote:
Are you really writing a book Vertivert?


yes.



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20 Jul 2005, 10:39 am

I have always thought of Tolkien as the ultimate obsession...he may have been aspie. His world is so complete, down to the smallest details, and it would take forever to learn everything he has left behind.
Some people say Jane Austen was aspie. She is one of my obsessions and I, for one, think she was.



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20 Jul 2005, 10:40 am

vetivert wrote:
tom wrote:
Are you really writing a book Vertivert?


yes. i am, actually *cough* a writer. i also lecture in creative writing. the one i mentioned is my latest novel. first novel awaits redrafting, second one awaits finishing - had to abandon them whilst i wrote this third one, for the PhD.

oh, and one of the main characters has AS, in case you are interested.



Ooooh!! ! You must tell when they come out...I wanna read them!! !



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20 Jul 2005, 12:43 pm

try stopping me... ;)



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20 Jul 2005, 6:35 pm

vetivert wrote:
tom wrote:
Are you really writing a book Vertivert?


yes. i am, actually *cough* a writer. i also lecture in creative writing. the one i mentioned is my latest novel. first novel awaits redrafting, second one awaits finishing - had to abandon them whilst i wrote this third one, for the PhD.

oh, and one of the main characters has AS, in case you are interested.


Let us know when it gets published!

I'm writing a novel, too, but so far it's only 3 pages. And none of my characters have AS. I mean, they may very well, it's just not mentioned.


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20 Jul 2005, 7:10 pm

I used to write a lot when I was younger, now I want to write and illustrate children's books. I have one that I've done in rough format (dummy book) that I am going to make copies of to send to editors... and hope for the best :) .

Good luck with yours, too, Vetivert.

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The neurologist Oliver Sacks writes a lot about Autism and Aspergers, as well as a lot of other interesting cases.


Yes, his writings are quite interesting. I've read most of "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," I've yet to get my hands on a copy of his book about autistics.



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20 Jul 2005, 8:44 pm

Aaron_Mason wrote:
For those who enjoy books... can anybody point me towards some aspie authors, I'd like to get into their books.


Tolkien Tolkien Tolkien! :D