This is a list of authors - both historical and contemporary - with many distinct disabilities and illnesses. It is a broad list representing various diverse literary voices. Some of those featured are well-known and famous authors, while others may be more obscure.
We will continue to expand the list to showcase the breadth and variety of disability literature and disabled authors.
The authors are listed alphabetically and linked to web pages with further information.
Resources pertinent to disabled authors and disability literature are also included below.
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 Society of Authors - Authors with a Disability or Chronic Illness: https://www2.societyofauthors.org/communities/networks/authors-with-a-disability-or-chronic-illness/
The Complete Works of W.N.P. Barbellion: https://www.pseudopodium.org/barbellionblog/
The Jhalak Prize: https://www.jhalakprize.com/
The Republic of Consciousness Prize: https://www.republicofconsciousness.com/prize/