BBC Radio 4 – Open Book, Neurodiversity


Johny Pitts and guests discuss neurodiversity in contemporary fiction.

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

Source: BBC Radio 4 – Open Book, Neurodiversity

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1 Response to BBC Radio 4 – Open Book, Neurodiversity

  1. Real Rubens says:

    Talking about neurodiversity is so important, if more people threw away their masks the representation of our population would be much much higher, if not, outweighing neurotypicals. #Revolution #JokingNotJoking

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