Graeme Simsion is an Australian author, screenwriter, playwright and data modeller. Yes, we get nerdy and talk about Data Modelling in this chat. Graeme changed careers relatively late in life to become an author, and achieved astonishing success with his books centred around the character Don Tillman - the Rosie Trilogy, The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect, and now most recently The Rosie Result. Graeme kindly and gently introduced the world to Don Tillman a few years ago now, a man who has a different way of going about life - it’s never really mentioned explicitly early on in the books, but Don is a genetics professor with high functioning Asperger’s Syndrome. You’ll find out in this chat why it was so important to Graeme to write about Don this way and indeed why it’s important to celebrate neurodiversity - the idea that neurological differences like autism and ADHD are the result of normal, natural variation in the human genome. I’ll let the conversation explain the rest. If you like what you hear, Graeme is on twitter @graemesimsion
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