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BBC Radio Programme on Neurodiversity in "Open Book" 2022.05.15

bbc,discussion, neurodiversity

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    Author:
    BBC
    Book Type:
    • Digital
    Johny Pitts discusses neurodiversity in literature with Elle McNicoll, Helen Hoang and Sunyi Dean. There is a long history of characters in fiction whom readers presume to be autistic. But who are the new breed of writers owning the terminology today? Our guests discuss labels, possible progress and the exciting proliferation of different experience represented in a wide range of contemporary genres - from YA and romance, to sci-fi and fantasy Plus a literary postcard from the North West Highlands of Scotland by Daniel James. Sharing a deeply personal experience, he meditates on the importance of listening - to both nature and neurodivergent voices. Presenter: Johny Pitts Producer: Ciaran Bermingham and Robbie Wojciechowski
    Book List - Sunday 15 May and Thursday 19 May

    A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll
    Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll
    Like A Charm by Elle McNicoll
    The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
    The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
    The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean
    The Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
    The Deep by Rivers Solomon
    Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
    Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
    The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert
    Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCreary
    The Art of Saving The World by Corinne Duyvis
    Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
    The Outside by Ada Hoffman
    The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
    Frankie’s World by Aoife Dooley
    A Different Sort Of Normal by Abigail Balfe
    The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
    The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas by Daniel James
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
    His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet