5 inspiring dyslexic writers

Inspiring dyslexic writers

Many well-known writers have experienced dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD or autism. Whilst their learning difficulties have presented challenges, they have also brought tremendous creative talent.

Through working harder, and with greater determination, these writers have turned their creative talent into success – take Agatha Christie, WB Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and F. Scott Fitzgerald, for example.

The modern age is equally filled with wonderful writing talent. Here are five inspiring, contemporary, dyslexic writers of children’s literature:

#1. David Pilkey – an American author and illustrator who was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. His Captain Underpants and Ricky Ricotta are very popular.

#2. Sally Gardner – who experienced severe dyslexia, started her career as an illustrator and is well known for the delightful Operation Bunny series.

#3. Jeanne Betancourt – includes dyslexic characters in her books, like Brian in My Name is Brian Brain and Anna in the Pony Pals series.

#4. Patricia Polacco – writer of the wonderful Thank you, Mr Falker.

#5. Tom McLaughlin – known for The Cloudspotter and The Story Machine. Tom encourages aspiring young writers to think visually.