Daniel Tammet is an essayist, poet, novelist and translator. His latest book is Portraits. He is also the author of Every Word is A Bird We Teach to Sing, Thinking in Numbers, Embracing the Wide Sky, and the New York Times bestseller Born On A Blue Day. Tammet is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He lives in Paris.
"Tammet's intriguing cases of linguistic idiosyncrasies expand our notions on what it means to be human ... most fascinating is Tammet's own astonishing linguistic mind, in which a single word evokes fully textured experiences--an innate ability that would dazzle any storyteller in love with words and their deepest meanings."
Excerpt of a review of Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing, Amy Tan, 2017. Find out more about his latest book.