The Mark Haddon Debate Continues!

You have a good point about it being an introducti­on into popular culture. Hopefully as people learn more about Asperger’s we’ll see more positive representa­tions in popular culture.

One thing I wonder about is Haddon’s role in putting the word Asperger’s on the cover because he doesn’t ever use it in the text. As you obviously know it’s not easy for unestablis­hed authors to get published. Could it have been added by the publisher for marketing purposes? I’m not familiar with the process of getting published yet (I’m still working on my first novel). I’m wondering what kind of artistic license an author has to let go of in order to get published.­..

The Mark Haddon…


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