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Graeme Simsion: Asperger’s in (My) Fiction


Professor Don Tillman takes unconventional to a whole new level. With his Standardised Meal System and fondness for Excel spreadsheets, the heroic anti-hero (and unlikely love interest) of the international bestseller The Rosie Project, and its brand-new sequel, The Rosie Effect, has Asperger’s Syndrome – though it’s never explicitly stated.

Author Graeme Simsion will talk about the challenges of adopting the perspective of a character with Asperger’s, the ethics of using it as a vehicle for comedy, and the response from critics, the autism community and readers.

BYO lunch.


Graeme Simsion

Graeme Simsion is a Melbourne-based novelist and screenwriter. The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect have combined global sales approaching five million copies. Graeme is also the author of the international bestsellers The Best of Adam Sharp and – co-written with his wife, Anne Buist – Two ... Read more


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