Eileen Simpson

1918 – 2002 Author and Psychotherapist 🔊 Listen There was something wrong with my brain. What had previously been a shadowy suspicion that hovered on the edge of consciousness became certain knowledge the year I was nine and entered fourth […]

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Bernie Taylor

Author, Outdoorsman 🔊 Listen Bernie Taylor is a contemporary author who writes about nature and the outdoors. He says: I found out that I am dyslexic recently, at 38 years of age. Oddly enough I am a writer and author. I […]

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Natasha Solomons

Contemporary Novelist 🔊 Listen I always knew I wanted to be a writer. I’m a story monster. But I’m dyslexic so learning to write was really hard for me. As is spelling the word dyslexic. It’s a really mean word […]

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Elizabeth Daniels Squire

July 1926 – February 2001 Mystery writer & Journalist 🔊 Listen Due to a lifelong struggle with dyslexia, schoolwork – especially reading and writing – presented Elizabeth Daniels-Squire with great difficulties. Yet, gifted with resilience and a desire to succeed, Elizabeth […]

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Philip Schultz

2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry 🔊 Listen [My tutor] worked with me to try to teach me how to read, without any success at all. And one day out of frustration asked me what I thought I was going to […]

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William Butler Yeats

13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 Poet, Playwright – Nobel Prize in Literature (1923) 🔊 Listen William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. His first works were published in the mid-1880s while […]

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Nelson Lauver

Author, Radio Broadcast Journalist 🔊 Listen I have found the gifts that come with being dyslexic and it is such a pleasure to have them. Nelson Lauver is the host of the American Storyteller Radio Journal and author of the […]

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Anja Dembina

Press Officer 🔊 Listen I never imagined I’d be able to work in PR because it involves so much writing – but there’s a lot more to it than that.  Yes, good writing skills are crucial – but I manage! […]

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Amber Lee Dodd

Playwright and Children’s Author 🔊 Listen I really struggled to read because I was horrifically dyslexic. I was the last child to come off reading books, but when I finally managed to pick up the skills to be able to […]

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