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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Literature & Free Expression


Oct 2017

Essential Tips for Aspiring Writers

If you can give language to experiences previously starved for it, you can make the world a better place.

Feb 2017

Fear and Loathing in Trump’s America

The daily roller coaster of rights tenuously sustained or completely undermined is dizzying.

Jan 2017

The First Speech

Suggestions for the President-Elect to consider for inclusion in his inaugural address.

Jan 2017

The New Resistance: Inauguration Day

Freedom is a verb. It is something you live and achieve, that you must relive and achieve again every day.

Jan 2017

Resisting the New Order

Andrew Solomon speaks at PEN America WRITERS RESIST, held on the steps of the New York Public Library, January 15, 2017.

Dec 2016

Secret prisons: a vulnerability masquerading as a defense

A radical talk about our commitment to decency and human rights.

Aug 2016

My 10 Favorite Books

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May 2016

The Book That Made Me

Bishop's words are compressed, meaning squeezed into every phrase. Some poems are humorous; some are quietly agonising; all are deeply wise and subtly compassionate. They ...

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.