Andrew Solomon

Video of Andrew Solomon's Lecture

Andrew Solomon Biography

Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts; winner of the National Book Award; and an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, and the arts. His newest book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, published in 2012, won the National Book Critics Circle award and eight other national awards; it was chosen as one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012 and has been a New York Times bestseller. It tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so. Solomon’s last book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (Scribner, 2001), won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; it has been published in twenty-two languages. Solomon’s previous books are A Stone Boat, a recently reissued novel, and The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost.
 Solomon is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Cornell and Special Advisor of LGBT Affairs at Yale.He is an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, education, and the arts. He is founder of the Solomon Research Fellowships in LGBT Studies at Yale University, and a member of the board of directors of Trans Youth Family Allies. He is also a director of the University of Michigan Depression Center, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, and Columbia Psychiatry; and a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia University Medical Center. Solomon recently received his PhD in Psychology from Cambridge University. He is also a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the World Monuments Fund. He lives with his husband and son in New York and London and is a dual national.

Photos from the Andrew Solomon Lecture

IAS Promotional Video: Andrew Solomon
Andrew Solomon in the News

Andrew Solomon's piece on Adam Lanza's father published in the New Yorker March 2014

Andrew Solomon's recent review of "All Joy and No Fun," by Jennifer Senior in the NY Times.

Interview with Katie Couric on the Newtown killer's father, Peter Lanza, March 2014

Andrew Solomon at The Connecticut Forum Event, "An Honest Look at Mental Illness," March 2004

Lincoln Journal Star article featuring Andrew Solomon, March 2014

CNN coverage of Peter Lanza speaking to Andrew Solomon

Interview from "The TODAY Show" speaking about his discussion with Peter Lanza

On NBC Nightly Newsspeaking about his discussion with Peter Lanza.

Feature story in the Daily Nebraskan, March 2014

Andrew Solomon featured on NPR's Ted Radio Hour, "Can Your Child's Identity Shape Yours?"

Andrew Solomon TED Talks

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