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Press: Interviews


May 2017

Video: Mirror Weekly Profiles Andrew Solomon

Andrew said that he felt the greatest love between him and his mother, and was eager to once again feel that love with a child of his own. He never imagined that he would one day marry and give birth to a lovely son.

May 2017

The Beauty and Value of Drawing

Drawing: “Quick intimate marks serving a vision — with skill”

Apr 2017

This Gay Journalist’s Epic Book Shows How Travel Can Change Us All

For all its attendant trauma, Solomon saw clearly that being gay had freed him from the claustrophobia of a world where there is only one way of doing things.

Apr 2017

Video: Amanpour: Gay Rights: Greatly expanded, ‘impossibly fragile’

As London celebrates queer art until 1967, when homosexual acts were decriminalized in the UK, writer Andrew Solomon says continued progress is “not guaranteed.”

Apr 2017

Vier de verschillen tussen mensen

„Als er maar één manier van leven bestaat en die werkt niet meer, ben je er geweest.”

Apr 2017

Video: Going Underground: Should Minorities Fear Trump?

Host Afshin Rattansi and Andrew Solomon discuss immigration and the state of LGBT rights since the November presidential election.

Mar 2017

A proud citizen of anywhere: Andrew Solomon’s quest to celebrate difference

Solomon sees Far & Away as his contribution to the debate around globalisation and what it means to commit your loyalty to the world, rather than a single nation.

Feb 2017

Audio: The Brian Lehrer Show: Our Politics, Our Kids

A discussion on how to instill political values in your children that are important to you while still teaching them to think for themselves and form their own opinions.

Jan 2017

Audio: ABC Radio Australia: Silencing Dissent

Late Night Live host Phillip Adams interviews PEN President Andrew Solomon on President Donald Trump’s emerging campaign against free speech and the First Amendment.

Dec 2016

Audio: The Civilist with Steven Petrow: House of Blues

Continuing a conversation about depression and its causes, and about how the way we talk about mental illness affects the way people see and deal with it.