The Novelist Who Cannot Read

Talk about counterintuitivity! No, I mean it; please start talking about it, if you can pronounce it.

Have you ever imagined that the part of your brain that recognizes words is different from the part of your brain that controls writing? Canadian novelist Howard Engel woke one morning in Toronto to discover he could not read his newspaper. He still can’t, without a very surprising technique, but he’s written two novels since his stroke. Listen to his brief story here.

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Inventor of and sole practitioner of 299-word Very Short Novels.
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