agatha christie Agatha Christie is the world's bestselling book writer of all times. Her books sold approximately 4 billion copies worldwide. Agatha is dyslexic. Some of her popular books are The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Peril at End House and Murder on the Orient Express.

"I, myself, was always recognized . . . as the "slow one" in the family. It was quite true, and I knew it and accepted it. Writing and spelling were always terribly difficult for me. My letters were without originality. I was . . . an extraordinarily bad speller and have remained so until this day." - Agatha Christie

john irving John Winslow Irving is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. He is a dyslexic. Some of Irving's novels, such as The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, have been bestsellers and many have been made into movies. He also received an O. Henry Award and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2000 for the film The Cider House Rules.

"The diagnosis of dyslexia wasn't available in the late fifties - bad spelling like mine was considered a psychological problem by the language therapist who evaluated my mysterious case....and turned me over to the school psychiatrist." - John Irving

hans anderson Hans Christian Anderson is an author of children's fairy tales.Anderson attended grammar school for about five years, but his dyslexia made the experience difficult and traumatic. He wrote stories like, 'The Emperor's New Clothes', 'The Snow Queen', 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Little Mermaid'. They have been translated into hundreds of different languages and continue to be distributed even today in millions.

william yeats William Butler Yeats was a poet and short story writer. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Yeats only went to a formal school for two years. The problems the poet experienced when learning to read and the poor results he achieved when he did attend a proper school, suggest that he struggled with dyslexia.

"My father was an angry and impatient teacher and flung the reading book at my head."- W.B. Yeats

scott adams Scott Raymond Adams is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several non-fiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation.The trained hypnotist, noticed his dyslexia when he worked as a bank teller and couldn't get his totals to balance at the end of the day.

"Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive."- Scott Adams