Posted on May 18, 2022 at 12:48 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Two authors led a successful campaign to add a disability fiction subcategory to Amazon's literature section.

Forbes notes that Penny Batchelor and Victoria Scott have long covered disability in their writing, and once they enlisted the help of the Society of Authors to push for the addition.

It's a welcome and important change, and it also does prompt a question in some readers, including Lucy Webster: Now that the publishing industry has recognized the need, how have novels been depicting those with disabilities?

According to her disabled friends and acquaintances, children's literature has made huge gains in representation, but adult fiction has lagged behind.

You can read her anecdotal take on disability in literature in the Guardian.

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