James Thurber biography


James Thurber was a popular and prolific American writer and cartoonist of the 20th century, who found new ways to write and draw to overcome failing eyesight after a childhood accident. This article can also be used as a companion piece to ‘James Thurber on himself’ – an extract of Thurber’s writing published on TNF Soundings this week..


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The life and times of visually impaired humourist James Thurber

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  • An experienced, multi-lingual, professional broadcaster and voice specialist; I have love for the spoken word, narration and languages.  You may recognise my voice from wide variety of BBC broadcasts as well as from Sound On or Ipswich Community Radio.  I am delighted to be a part of TNF Soundings.

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