Andrew Solomon

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Cultural Studies

Andrew Solomon’s books and essays explore politics, culture, and psychology with extraordinary humanity, including The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, widely considered the definitive text on depression; and Far From the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity, an examination of the means by which families accommodate children with physical, mental, and social disabilities, and how these unusual situations can be invested with love. Solomon is a frequent contributor to NPR and The New York Times. He is also an outspoken activist and philanthropist for many causes in LGBT rights, mental health, education and the arts. His latest book is a collection of essays examining his years of international travel titled Far and Away.