Friday, January 30, 2009

Interview in The Australian

My interview with Australia's national paper 'The Australian' has just appeared online - you can find it here: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24986084-26040,00.html

I'm particularly humbled by the compliments of Australia's prize-winning neuroscientist Professor Allan Snyder (whose work I write about in 'Embracing the Wide Sky') who describes my book in the article as: "an extraordinary and monumental achievement...It is as if he has packed 12 years of research into this book, it is intellectually rigorous, insightful and beautifully written for anybody let alone somebody with autism."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Daniel.

Sirigid said...

Happiest of Birthdays Ever!!!!

You are great!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Bithday first of all ,second it's not a surprisethat your book receives compliments.

Paulene Angela said...

Wow Daniel, I would be knocked out with the those compliments of Professor Allan Snyder, congratulations.

762nd said...

I completed "Born on a Blue Day" yesterday.....in tears of joy.
I visited your website today....only to remember suddenly that yesterday was your birthday....again......magic.
I am going straightaway to purchase "wide Sky".
My personal magic number is 333. I would love to know what it looks like to you. Time speaks to me daily and no matter where I am or what I am doing, I can sense 333 on our local clocks. I wake up frequently in the night and my digital clock is.......you guessed it....on 333.

Julien said...

Hey Daniel,

You become very famous, that's great !
Happy birthday Daniel ;) and take care of you !

See you soon, bye bye

Will Darling said...

Hi Daniel, Awesome book, as was your last although they seem very different from each other.
My point regards stereoscopic vision (P177). I was born with one eye in severe need of correction and as such the part of my brain that deals with that eye did not develop normally. Even with a lens, my vision through it is akin to looking through thin tracing paper. However my other eye is normal, and I have good depth perception, and am even able to race cars competitively. I have read that just as important as having two eyes is the function of time, in effect giving multiple angles even from a single eye. Also, interestingly I seem much more comfortable with 3 dimensions than most people, drawing cars at an early age always from an isometric 3D sort of view, which I think is not just a coincidence but an effect of having slightly different visual neural setup.
I hope you don't take this as a criticism by the way, I just thought you might be interested, and feel free not to approve this post for your blog.
Best wishes, Will Darling

Anonymous said...

A very happy belated b'day Daniel :)