This is a list of authors, historical and contemporary, with many varied and distinct disabilities and illnesses. The list includes people with many different narratives surrounding disability and illness, and we hope that it is a broad and inclusive list representing many different voices. We will continue to expand the list to showcase past and present authors.

The authors are listed alphabetically.

 


A:

Tinu Abayomi-Paul.
Shahd Alshammari.

Andrea Avery.

B:

W.N.P. Barbellion.
Jean-Dominique Bauby.

Amy Berkowitz.
Thomas Bernhard.
Sheila Black.

Jorge Luis Borges.

Anne Brontë.

Charlotte Brontë.

Emily Brontë.
Cristy Brown.
Keah Brown.

Anatole Broyard.

C:

John Callahan.
Albert Camus.

Aisha Chaudhary.
Eli Clare.

D:

Emily Dickinson.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

F:

Mary Felsteiner.

Carly Findlay.
Anne Finger.

Arthur W. Frank.

G:

Terry Galloway.

Haben Girma.
Sinéad Gleeson.

Lucy Grealy.

Susan Griffin.

Nicola Griffith. 

H:

Jessica Handler.

Stephen Hawking.

Judith Heumann - (Longlisted for The Barbellion Prize 2020).
John Hockenberry.
Sheila Hocken.

Sonya Huber.

J:

Cyree Jarelle Johnson.

Harriet McBryde Johnson.

K:

Franz Kafka.

Paul Kalanithi.
John Keats.
Helen Keller.
Porochista Khakpour.

Karl Knights.

Stephen Kuusisto.

L:

Laura Laakso - (Longlisted for The Barbellion Prize 2020).

Thomas Larson.

Jane Lazzare.

Amanda Leduc - (Longlisted for The Barbellion Prize 2020).

Riva Lehrer - (Winner of The Barbellion Prize 2020).

Joanne Limburg.

Joselin Linder.

Ulla-Carin Lindquist. 

Jean Little.

Audre Lorde.
Raymond Luczak.

M:

Nancy Mairs.

Sarah Manguso.
Katherine Mansfield.
Ben Mattlin.

Sam Mills - (Shortlisted for The Barbellion Prize 2020).

N:

Friedrich Nietzsche.
Christopher Nolan.

Abby Norman.

O:

Mark O'Brien.

Mary Flannery O'Connor.

Kaite O'Reilly.

George Orwell.

P:

Abi Palmer - (Shortlisted for The Barbellion Prize 2020).

Amit Patel - (Shortlisted for The Barbellion Prize 2020).

Lucia Perillo.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.

Sylvia Plath.

Patricia Polacco.

Alexander Pope.

R:

Emily Rapp.

Lisa Roney.

A.H. Reaume.

Bonnie J. Rough.

Frances Ryan.

S:

Elizabeth Scarboro.

Amy Sequenzia.
Tom Shakespeare.

Peggy Shumaker.

Floyd Skloot.
Manès Sperber.

Barbara A. Stensland

Robert Louis Stevenson.

Jeneva Burroughs Stone.
Rosemary Sutcliff.

V:

Anna Vaught - (Longlisted for The Barbellion Prize 2020).

W:

Esmé Weijun Wang.

Simone Weil.

Virginia Woolf.

Resources:

Crip Lit: https://www.autostraddle.com/crip-lit-an-intersectional-queer-crip-syllabus-333400/

Tom Shakespeare: https://farmerofthoughts.co.uk/topic/disability/

Q&A from 'The Handy, Uncapped Pen' with Barbellion Prize founder Jake Goldsmith: http://www.handyuncappedpen.com/2020/07/q-jake-goldsmith-founder-of-barbellion.html

Disability Visibility Project: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/

 

The Complete Works of W.N.P. Barbellion: https://www.pseudopodium.org/barbellionblog/

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