RALPH SAVARESE

October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Iowa City author Ralph Savarese will read from and talk about his new book, See it Feelingly: Classic Novels, Autistic Readers, and the Schooling of a No-Good English Professor. “This deft and impassioned hybrid—part memoir, part disability study, part portraiture, part literary criticism—is a book of revelations about reading, neurodiversity, and American literature. I was repeatedly startled by its slow cascade of correctives and insights—deepened, widened, and enlarged. It is a necessary book.” — Edward Hirsch

Ralph James Savarese is the author of Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption and co-editor of three collections, including one on the concept of neurodiversity. He has published widely in academic and creative writing journals. In 2012-13 he was a neurohumanities fellow at Duke University's Institute for Brain Sciences. He is an English Professor at Grinnell College in Iowa