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Cloud Atlas author hails Japanese writer for window into autism

By Agence France Presse In Kisarazu, Japan ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-03-11 08:10:26

David Mitchell remembers the day he read the memoir of a 13-year-old boy with autism - hailing it a "revelatory godsend" that offered a window on the life of his own autistic son.

The best-selling author of Cloud Atlas says Naoki Higashida was "one of the most helpful and practical writers on the subject of autism in the world".

"Pre-Naoki, I'm ashamed to say that I used to regard and treat my son as a kind of defective robot," Mitchell says.

Cloud Atlas author hails Japanese writer for window into autism

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