EmpathyLab and authors

EmpathyLab is priveleged to be supported by an every growing army of authors helping us use the creative power of words and stories to build empathy.

Cressida Cowell

I congratulate all the pioneer schools for taking part in this fascinating study – good luck! Empathy plays a crucial part in How to Train Your Dragon: Hiccup learns that you need to know what it is to be a slave, before you can be a King. I talk to children in schools about how vital empathy is for authors and quote one of my favourite books, To Kill A Mockingbird: ‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.

Cressida Cowell

Jacqueline Wilson

I’m delighted that EmpathyLab is exploring new ways of using words and stories to build empathy skills. I’m fascinated by its ideas, and by the way it’s seeking new solutions and approaches, drawing together the world of words with the fields of neuroscience and well-being. 

Jacqueline Wilson

Neil Gaiman

In reading, you get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. 


Neil Gaiman

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