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Press: Interviews


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

Lage 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.

Dec 2016

La paternidad cuando el bebé no es el que esperabas

Pocas cosas tan gratificantes como los hijos sanos y queridos, y pocas situaciones tan difíciles como el nacimiento de un bebé que no los padres no esperaban.

Dec 2016

Q&A: Is Your Child A Prodigy?

Between talent and achievement there lies a gulf called education. Without a good and proper education, great talent is useless.

Nov 2016

Audio: Grow Big Always: The Magic of Accepting “Unlovable” People

Host Sam Lawrence talks with Andrew Solomon about his books, “Far & Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change,” and “Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.”

Nov 2016

Video: RT: Going Underground

Afshin Rattansi talks with Andrew Solomon about the situation of gays in Russia; the impact of U.S. foreign policy in Libya; culturally appropriate attitudes toward providing international aid; and many other topics.

Oct 2016

Audio: Spectator Books Podcast: Andrew Solomon on a Lifetime of Travel

Andrew talks with host Sam Leith about Trumpism, Brexit, needing somewhere to go — and how he found himself in Senegal “naked, covered in ram’s blood, drinking a coke and feeling pretty good”.

Oct 2016

Video: Andrew Solomon & Stephen Grosz, Jewish Book Week 2016

Andrew Solomon talks about travel and experience with psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz, author of The Examined Life.