Thursday, July 20, 2017
Naoki Hidishida has severe, nonverbal autism. Using an alphabet grid he was able to document his experiences of autism in his first book, The Reason I Jump, when he was 13 years old. Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 is his further account of life as a young adult navigating the world with autism, and was translated by the novelist David Mitchell with KA Yoshida.
Read an excerpt from Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8