Troydon Wainwright is a philosopher and Reiki Master based in Cape Town. Born with mild cerebral palsy and dyslexia, Troydon learnt to write as a way to overcome the barriers his dyslexia placed in front of him. “I wrote my way out of dyslexia,” said Troydon, “or at least I reached the point where reading and writing aren’t a problem anymore.”
By day he works as an educational facilitator (someone who helps special needs students cope academically and become more independent). At night he dedicates his time to writing. He has won a Nova award for his short story, The Sangoma’s Storm, and been a feature poet at the Off the Wall poetry readings in Cape Town. He has also been published in the South African Literary journal, New Contrast and has a blog (www.troydonwainwright.com). Lately three of his poems have appeared in the anthology, Africa’s Best “New” Poets.
Troydon has also contributed reviews and articles for Alternative Eye, an online magazine that covers alternative news and events in South Africa (http://www.alteye.co.za). He has written a number of articles for a site called How to Publish a Book (http://www.howto-publish-a-book.com) among others.