Daniel in 2008 by the American Library

Daniel Tammet was
born
in January 1979 in Barking, East London. He is the eldest of nine children. He
is an English essayist, novelist, translator, and autistic
savant.

Prodigious savant

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At age twenty-five, he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome by Simon
Baron-Cohen of
the University of
Cambridge Autism Research Centre. He is one of fewer than a hundred “prodigious
savants” according to Darold Treffert, the world’s leading researcher
in the study of savant syndrome.

Numbers will help him overcome the difficulties he encounters with his difference. He also developed a passion and extraordinary faculties for foreign languages, which he assimilated more quickly thanks to his synesthesia. He now knows a dozen: English, French, Icelandic, German, Spanish, French, Esperanto, Finnish, Welsh, Lithuanian and Romanian. He became an English teacher at the age of nineteen in Lithuania, and in 2002 he created his own website for language learning (French and Spanish) called Optimnem, which was very successful. On March 14, 2004, at the Oxford Museum of the History of Science, he recited in 5 hours, 9 minutes and 24 seconds 22,514 decimals of Pi, learned in the three months preceding the event. It is a European record which put him under the spotlight.

A great author

His 2006 memoir, Born on a Blue Day, about his life with Asperger syndrome and savant syndrome, was named a “Best Book for Young Adults”
in 2008 by the American Library AssociationYoung Adult Library Services magazine. His second book, Embracing the Wide Sky, was
one of France’s best-selling books of 2009. 

 

On January 17, 2013, he published his third book
L’Éternité en une heure, an introduction to the poetry of numbers 14. On this
occasion he receives the Nobel Prize for South African literature.On September
24, 2014, he published a French translation of the poems of the Australian Les
Murray in a collection entitled “C’est une chose sérieuse que d’être parmi
les hommes “.

 On March 23, 2016, Daniel Tammet released in France his first novel, Mishenka, published by Les Arènes1.This book has received the support of Russian grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik. On October 18, 2017, the book Chaque mot est un oiseau à qui l’on apprend à chanter published by Les Arènes.

 

Thanks to all his work
and his amazing knowledge, Daniel Tammet is enjoyed in all the conferences and seminar he does with many companies. Contact Brand and Celebrities to enjoy his presence during your
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