Center on Disability Studies (HI UCEDD) Student Receives Praise for Novel "Lottery"

September 4, 2007

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Patricia Wood
"Lottery" author, Patricia Wood. 
Photo by Bruce Asato, The Honolulu Advertiser

Congratulations to one of the Hawaii UCEDD/LEND Certificate on Interdisciplinary Diversity and Disabilities Studies Program trainees on the publication of her debut novel!

Lottery, authored by Patricia Wood, was released for distribution in August 2007. It is the story of a young man with an IQ of 76 who wins the Washington State Lottery. Told in the first person, it gives "voice" to the experiences of a young man with intellectual challenges who is fully included in his community.

The novel has achieved an overwhelming response, being reviewed by the Washington Post and New York Times. The Center on Disabilities Studies is sponsoring a public reading by the Wood on September 12th as part of its 20th Anniversary Celebration. Contact Dr. Jean Johnson for more information.

Read more about the reading and the novel on the University of Hawaii's news website

Read more about the novel in this article from the Honolulu Advertisor.