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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Appeared in


Nov 2016

Best Books of 2016

Writers choose their best reads of 2016.

Sep 2016

Against the Wall

How have walls come to be so popular in a time when globalism would seem to be knocking down walls?

Jun 2016

LGBTQ Americans have won many victories. That can’t make us complacent.

The US is no longer quite as queer-phobic, but it remains a land where success has blinded many people, LGBTQ or otherwise, to the constant guerrilla warfare that we must ...

May 2016

JK Rowling Was Right

Freedom of speech cannot be constrained to freedom to express one’s own point of view.

Apr 2016

Literature About Medicine May Be All That Can Save Us

A new generation of doctor writers is investigating the mysteries of the medical profession, exploring the vital intersection between science and art.

Sep 2015

Tea with Oliver Sacks

Sacks was not made uncomfortable by what unnerves most of us.

Aug 2014

Depression is a Disease of Loneliness

A lack of friends can suck someone into solitude – sharing the language of affection could help to ease the pain.

May 2014

The Stolen Generations

The fact that so many Indigenous children continue to be taken into care is deeply concerning – but there are no simple answers.