Andrew Solomon

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Andrew Solomon is a professor of psychology at Columbia University, president of PEN American Center, and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, NPR, and The New York Times Magazine. A lecturer and activist, he is the author of The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, and a novel, A Stone Boat, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award. The Noonday Demon won the 2001 National Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and has been published in twenty-four languages. His TED talk on depression has over 4 million views. He lives with his husband and son in New York and London and is a dual national. He also has a daughter with a college friend. For more information, visit the author’s website at

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Books by this Author

Far from the Tree
Far and Away
The Noonday Demon
Far From the Tree
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Andrew Solomon discusses his audiobook FAR FROM THE TREE

“A brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity” (People) shows what we all can learn from ordinary parents dealing with exceptional children.

Andrew Solomon on the Web