Two fathers, two sons, and two heart-warming stories of family, love, forgiveness and finding light in the darkest days. Keith Stuart’s book, A Boy Made of Blocks, explores his relationship with his autistic son, as it is transformed with their shared adventures in the virtual Lego-like world of Minecraft. A moving odyssey, his book shows how autism should not be fenced-off, but is a condition that shines a light on the most fundamental parts of being human.
Jem Lester’s novel Shtum, (the Yiddish word for keeping silent) is a darkly comic debut that is an exhilarating roller coaster ride, portraying the love, guilt, exhaustion and rage of parents of a boy with profound autism. Jem, a former journalist, has two children, one of whom is profoundly autistic.
Keith and Jem will be interviewed by Suzy Greaves, writer, journalist, business owner and editor of Psychologies Magazine.
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