Tuesday, October 27, 2020

It's a Mystery

She was referred to as the 'slow one' in the family, saying- “It was quite true, and I knew it and accepted it. Writing and spelling were always terribly difficult for me. My letters were without originality. I was an extraordinarily bad speller and have remained so until this day.”

This author has sold over 4 billion books which have been translated into 100 plus different languages. Her books have been adapted to the stage, TV, and movies. This writer also has dyslexia. Who is she?

Other authors with dyslexia include: Henry Winkler (actor, author), Fannie Flagg ("Fried Green Tomatoes..."), Avi (Newberry award winner, librarian), Octavia Butler (science fiction writer), John Irving (Academy Award winning screenwriter, "The Cider House Rule", "The World According to Garp"), and Dave Pilkey ("Captain Underpants" series). W B Yeats, Hans Christian Anderson, and F Scott Fitzgerald are also thought to have had dyslexia.