A Writer’s Vision

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James Tate Hill, author of the recently released Academy Gothic, details his experience as “a writer who can’t read” due to visual impairment:

My preoccupation with the charade of passing, that it mattered to me at all, strikes me now as utterly absurd, so much so that this insistence became a defining trait of the visually impaired narrator of my first published novel. And it would be disingenuous to suggest that pride or shame don’t still linger in the bones, ghosts of once-greater pain.


Katie O'Brien is an English major at Cornell University, where she writes for kitsch magazine, DJs for a rock station, and complains about the cold. Find her on Twitter @abluekite. More from this author →