Amanda Leduc is a Canadian writer. She is known primarily for her 2020 book, Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space.
In 2020, Leduc's non-fiction book, Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space was published by Coach House Books. The book discusses representations of disability in fairy tales. Disfigured is part memoir and explores Leduc's personal experiences as a disabled person. Leduc was interested in challenging the idea that disability is "synonymous with an unhappy ending". She began writing it after walking in the forest in 2018 and considering how forests, the setting of many fairy tales, are often inherently inaccessible to disabled individuals.
Leduc was born in British Columbia. She has congenital cerebral palsy and as a young child developed a limp as a consequence of an operation to remove a cyst from her brain. Leduc also has spastic hemiplegia.
- The Miracles of Ordinary Men (2013)
- Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space (2020)
- The Centaur's Wife (2021)
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- ""This Was the Perfect Time for Me to Tell the Story" Amanda Leduc Talks Fairy Tales, Disability, and Progress in Her New Book". open-book.ca. 2020-02-11. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
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- "The Centaur's Wife by Amanda Leduc". Penguin Random House Canada. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
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- "All This, and Heaven Too by Amanda Leduc". CBC. 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2020-07-12.