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Books About Savant Syndrome

Extraordinary People: Understanding Savant Syndrome
Darold Treffert
iUniverse.inc; Lincoln, Nebraska (1988/2000/2006)

Fragments of Genius
Michael Howe
Routledge; London (1989)

Musical Savants: Exceptional Skill in the Mentally Retarded
Leon Miller
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; Hillsdale, New Jersey (1989)

Bright Splinters of the Mind
Beate Hermelin
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Inc.; London (2001)

Biographies About Specific Savants

Nadia: A Case of Extraordinary Drawing Ability in an Autistic Child
Lorna Selfe
Academic Press; London (1977)

May’s Boy: An Incredible Story of Love
Shirlee Monty
Thomas Nelson, Inc.; Nashville, Tennessee (1981)

The Mind of a Savant: Language, Learning and Modularity
Neil Smith and Ianthi-Maria Tsimpli
Blackwell Publishers; Oxford (1995)

The Real Rain Man: A Father’s Inspiring Account of Kim Peek
Fran Peek
Harkness; Salt Lake City, Utah (1996)

The Life and Message of the Real Rain Man: Journey of a Mega-Savant
Fran Peek
National Professional Resources; Port Chester, New York (2007)

The Music of Light: The Extraordinary Story of Hikari and Kenzaburo Oe
Cameron Lindsley
Free Press; New York (1998)

Some Kind of Genius: The Extraordinary Journey of Musical Savant Tony DeBlois
Janice DeBlois and Antonia Felix
Rodale, Inc.; New York (2005)

In the Key of Genius: The Extraordinary Life of Derek Paravicini
Adam Ockelford
Hutchinson; London (2007)

Autobiographical Books and Art Books by Individual Savants

Stephen Wiltshire
J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd.; London (1987)

Floating Cities
Stephen Wiltshire
Summit Books; New York (1991)

Emergence Labeled Autistic
Temple Grandin
Arena Press; Novato, California (1986)

Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from my Life with Autism
Temple Grandin
Vintage Books; New York (1996; Expanded Edition, 2006)

Developing Talents: Careers for Invididuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
Temple Grandin
Autism Asperger Publishing Co.; Shawnee Mission, KS (2004)

Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir Inside the Mind of an Autistic Savant
Daniel Tammet
Hodder and Stoughton, London; Free Press, New York; 2006
(Foreword by Dr. Treffert)

Blackstock’s Collections: The Drawings of an Artistic Savant
Gregory Blackstock
Princeton Architectural Press; New York (2006)
(Foreword by Dr. Treffert)