Here are some books on disability – by disabled writers – that I have bought and you might like. I have not read them all, but I plan to read a few this weekend when I’m in a hotel on enforced rest – bliss!
Many are memoir but some are poetry and others are fiction. It’s so important to read within our community!
Note – some writers might identify as chronically ill, living with a facial difference or Deaf, rather than disabled.
I am proud to call many of the writers here my friends. Happy reading!
Notes on the Flesh – Shahd Ashammari
Sonata: a memoir of pain and the piano – Andrea Avery
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating – Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Stairs and Whispers – edited by Khairani Barokka, Sandra Alland and Daniel Sluman.
Autobiography of a Face – Lucy Grealy
Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold – Andy Jackson
Ugly – Robert Hoge
Chronic Babe 101 – Jenni Grover
Sick – Porochista Khakpour
Ride High Pineapple – Jenny Woolsey
Introducing Teddy – Jessica Walton (not about disability)
Southerly Journal – Disability edition
Welcome to Biscuitland – Jess Thom
Jeanette Purkis has lots of books
El Deafo – CeCe Bell
Shaping the Fractured Self – Heather Taylor Johnson
Robyn Hunt compiled an excellent children’s and YA book list too.
Got any other books on disability by disabled writers that you’d recommend? Tell me on my Facebook page.
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