Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Andrew Solomon
When: Wednesday, April 08, 2015, 08:00pm
Where: Rutgers Student Center, Multipurpose Room - 126 College Ave, New Brunswick NJ, US, 08901
Category: 2014-2015 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series
Andrew Solomon is a writer of remarkable talent and intellect. His books and essays explore the subjects of politics, culture and psychology with extraordinary humanity. In 2001 he received the National Book Award for The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression. The book was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was a worldwide bestseller published in more than twenty languages.
His newest book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity, was released in November of 2012 and is 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.
A regular contributor to NPR, The New York Times and many other publications, Andrew Solomon graduated from the prestigious Horace Mann School in New York City cum laude and from Yale University magna cum laude. He also attended Jesus College in Cambridge where he received the top first-class degree, the only foreign student to ever be so-honored.
Beyond his writing Andrew is an outspoken activist and philanthropist for many causes in LGBT rights, mental health, education and the arts. He is founder of the Solomon Research Fellowships in LGBT Studies at Yale University and serves on the board of directors for many national organizations.