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Press: Lectures & Talks


Oct 2017

Video: Elyn Saks & Andrew Solomon Talk About Mental Health

Author Elyn Saks and Andrew Solomon speak about mental health and their award-winning books.

Oct 2017

Video: Art as Activism: An Evening with Ai Weiwei

Literature is a place where we can construct new realities together, but unless the literature available to us is representative, those new realities threaten to reconstruct the prejudice and discrimination of the world we live in. — Ai Weiwei

Sep 2017

Video: Miami Book Fair: Depression & Anxiety, Examined

At the 2016 Miami Book Fair, Andrew Solomon discusses depression and anxiety with Scott Stossel, author of “My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind.”

May 2017

Video: TEDxExeter: How Open Borders Make Us Safe

In this presentation from TEDxExeter 2017, Andrew Solomon argues that discovering other countries is the best way of finding ourselves, while ignorance of other cultures gives rise to fear, suspicion and war.

May 2017

Video: How Travel Can Change the World

Andrew Solomon speaks at a World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Young Friends Event, May 15, 2017.

May 2017

Video: Portraying Gay Male Life Today

How are today’s realities and paradoxes shifting what gay writers and activists take on? Writers and artists Ali Asgar,Édouard Louis, Garth Greenwell and Andrew Solomon explore how gay life, gay men and gay culture are changing and how artists are responding in their work.

Apr 2017

Video: 2017 NYSAIS Conference Keynote Address

Andrew Solomon discusses the means by which families accommodate children with physical, mental and social disabilities and how these unusual situations can be invested with love.

Apr 2017

Video: 2017 PEN America Literary Gala

Andrew Solomon’s remarks at the 2017 PEN America Literary Gala.

Apr 2017

Video: California Charter Schools Conference Keynote Address

Andrew Solomon explains the importance of accepting and embracing the differences of each student within the classroom.

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.