The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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Since the publication of Curious Incident, Mark Haddon has often been contacted to become spokesperson for autism awareness, or to become involved in various organizations. He declines, saying that he actually knows very little about the subject, and that he didn't specifically create Christopher with autism in mind. Although Haddon did work with autistic children many years before writing this book, they were much more severely disabled than Christopher was, and he didn't see much of a connection between his experiences and the book.
Check out the Curious Incident section on his personal (and fun!) website.
Check out this interview, in which our fine author discusses the paradox in having a character like Christopher write a book.
Read this interview to see why Mark Haddon describes himself as a "hard-line atheist," a term we'll admit to never having heard before.
You guessed it – another interesting interview with Mark Haddon. We're apparently not the only folks who like to make references to "curious" things a lot in respect to him and this book.
British newspaper The Guardian has a seemingly innumerable collection of articles about Curious Incident. Here's one of our favorites, but please do search for more.
Okay, we couldn't help but throw in one more from The Guardian. This one's penned by John Mullan.
Movie or TV Productions
A film adaptation of the book is currently in the planning stages, but has been in the planning stages for quite some time. The first name attached to the project is Steve Kloves, whom you might remember from those most excellent Harry Potter movies.
A minor addendum to our last link. For evidence that Curious Incident will perhaps someday be produced, don't forget David Heyman, who collaborated with Kloves on a few of the Harry Potter flicks.
A quirkily-animated book trailer. (We don't know if "quirkily" is a word, but this trailer is sure quirkily-animated nonetheless.)
Check out the author's interview on NPR's Fresh Air in 2003.
A slideshow of various editions of the book from around the world.
The author, gamely pretending to read his own book. Nice turtleneck!
Delightful photos from a school production of the book.
A series in which The Guardian (a British national daily newspaper) photographs an author's studio.