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Why Self-Identification is Vital for Disability Justice

This month, the Society of Authors launched a new award. The Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (ADCI) Prize offers a disabled or chronically ill author a top prize of £1000 for a novel — which must also include a disabled or chronically ill character — with two runners-up receiving £500 each. 

Writing in The Bookseller, author and founder Penny Batchelor said:

“Whilst all authors other than those at the very top are affected by declining incomes, disabled and chronically ill people are amongst those who struggle the most.”