Sara Gibbs is a comedy script writer who, for the first thirty years of her life, had no idea she was autistic.
Her book about the subject, Drama Queen, has received rave reviews as a “hilarious, witty and compelling memoir”. She tells The Big Issue which other books by autistic authors we should be diving into.
Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
The Wainwright Prize-winning book by talented teenager McAnulty is a poetic love letter to the natural world and a shining example of an autistic person being their best autistic self.
Letters to my Weird Sisters by Joanne Limburg (out July 1)
A series of beautiful missives to the weird women of history whose weirdness Limburg can relate to as an autistic woman. Weaving between correspondence and memoir, Limburg expertly lays out the experience of feeling othered by society.
Odd Girl Out by Laura James
A wistful, witty and wonderful memoir about journalist James’ life in light of her autism diagnosis. My own memoir, along with so many others, stands on James’ shoulders.
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
When multi-million selling young-adult author Smale discovered she was autistic, she realised her iconic heroine, Harriet, was too! Harriet is a fantastic role model for autistic teens and a prime example of how one can be autistic without even knowing it.