As you know, there are many, many blind writers, both contemporary and
historical, although you've already identified two of the best known.
William Artman and L.V. Hall (a blind poet) wrote a book, published in
1869, called "Beauties and Achievements of the Blind". Part of its
description is "Several eminent blind authors [are] included: Homer,
Blacklock, Holman, Wilson, Huber, Miss Alice Holmes, Miss Frances Jane
Crosby, Miss Cynthia Bullock and others. Also poetry by blind authors
including L. V. Hall, Frances Brown, Margaret Belches, Michael M'Guire
Using that as a jumping off point, I have assembled the following list
of blind authors, and have provided links for additional information
about them. This list is not in chronological or any other order:
Homer was the blind Greek poet of the 8th century B.C., well-known for
his works, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Didim of Alexandrie was a famous Greek philosopher
Rudaki Abu Abdalach Djafar was the founder of Tadjik Persian farsi
Francesco Landino (1325-1397) of Italy was a famous blind organist,
composer and poet
Francesco Bell was a 15th century writer
Conrad Theofilius Pfefel (1739-1773) and Edward Rashton (1775-?) were
recognized writers of their time
Thom Blacklock (1721-?) was a Scottish poet
James Holman (17861857) was a remarkable chronicler of his own
François Huber (1750 - ?), Swiss, wrote extensively about bees
James Thurber, "saw into the magnificent nonsense of the mind most
clearly, even as his own light failed", and was a beloved 20th century
Jorge Luis Borges, acclaimed Argentine writer, won a Nobel Prize for
James Joyce, Irish author of "Ulysses", was almost totally blind at
his death (and when he was writing "Ulysses")
Georgius Everhardus Rumphius was born in central Germany, lived much
of his life in Indonesia, and published remarkable treatises about
Nikolay Ostrovsky, a famous Soviet writer who wrote only one book in
his life "How Steel Was Tempered", is widely revered in Russia
Esber Yagmurdereli is a contemporary Turkish writer, lawyer and human
Stephen Kuusisto is a respected contemporary blind U.S. writer
The list above is not (and cannot ever be, of course) comprehensive,
but it's a pretty good survey of blind writers from antiquity to the
present. I hope you find it adequate to your needs. If you have any
questions, please post a request clarification before rating this
answer, and I'll get right back to you.
Thanks for your question,
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