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Press: Interviews


Jan 2018

Q&A with Andrew Solomon: ‘I was turned down by 15 schools because they said I’d never read or write’

Writing was always the driving interest.

Jan 2018

‘Variatie maakt de wereld beter’

Of we nu doof, transgender, geniaal, gehandicapt of wat dan ook zijn, we herkennen ons vrijwel allemaal in het gevoel van ‘anders zijn’.

Nov 2017

Far From the Tree: A Triumphant Study of Identity, Difference, Love, and Family

While this is, on one level, a movie about disability and difference, it succeeds in being a more universally relatable film about family and an investigation into the very nature of family itself, in all of its diverse messy glory.

Nov 2017

Video: SalonTalks Interviews Andrew Solomon & “Far from the Tree” Director Rachel Dretzin

The new documentary, based on Andrew Solomon’s book of the same name, explores the depth of parents’ love as they raise children with conditions such as autism, Down syndrome and dwarfism.

Nov 2017

Travel Writer: Andrew Solomon

Be careful of whatever is easy; if it’s really easy, it’s probably not worth writing about.

Oct 2017

Travelling with an open mind

How can the rest of us to become more active travellers? “Be as undefended as possible — not against danger, but against your own fear of strangeness.”

Oct 2017

VideoOut: The Most Valuable Thing Is Love

Sometimes life is hard, and sometimes you realize you’re living a lie, but that’s why love is the most valuable thing we can have.

Sep 2017

Audio: Kansas Public Radio: Conversations with Dan Skinner

Andrew Solomon talks to Conversations host Dan Skinner about the newly published young adult edition of his award-winning 2012 book on families living with difference.

Sep 2017

How do people get through unbelievable, harrowing difficulty?

I hope my books make some people at least a little less unjust in their interactions with others some of the time.

Sep 2017

Video: Idaho Public TV: Scout Dialogue: Journalist Andrew Solomon

Author Andrew Solomon relates how he went from being a bullied child suffering from depression to an award-winning journalist traveling the world. This conversation was taped at the 2017 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.