Ryan Knighton

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Ryan Knighton (born 1972) is a Canadian writer best known for writing about his blindness, in books such as Cockeyed: A Memoir[1] and C'mon Papa – Dispatches from a dad in the dark.[2] He teaches English and creative writing at Capilano University and lives in Vancouver with his wife and daughter.

Knighton performed in the June 2012 edition of Don't Tell My Mother!, a monthly showcase in which authors, screenwriters, actors and comedians share true stories they would never want their mothers to know.[3]

He is the subject of the 2008 documentary As Slow As Possible, by director Scott Smith.[4]

He is the co-star of 2016 award-winning film, Blind Sushi, with Chef Bun Lai.[5]



  • Cars (co-authored with George Bowering) (2002)
  • Cockeyed: A Memoir (2006)
  • C'Mon Papa: Dispatches from a Dad in the Dark (2012)


  • Swing in the Hollow (2001)


  1. ^ Knighton, Ryan (2006). Cockeyed: A Memoir, PublicAffairs, New York. ISBN 978-1-58648-440-8.
  2. ^ Knighton, Ryan (2010). C'mon Papa – Dispatches from a dad in the dark, Alfred A. Knopf, Canada. ISBN 978-0-307-39669-3.
  3. ^ source: experiencela.com access date 8 July 2012
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1557151/%7C IMBD
  5. ^ "https://thetakemagazine.com/watch-blind-sushi/"

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