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Sep 2019

The Noonday Demon Among The Guardian’s 100 Best Books of the 21st Century

The book’s combination of honesty, scholarly rigour and poetry made it a benchmark in literary memoir and understanding of mental health.

Jul 2019

‘Like air, I’ll rise’: Ilhan Omar and others on words to conquer hate

Andrew Solomon chose this line from Emma Lazarus’s letter collection Epistle to the Hebrews: “Until we are all free, we are none of us free.”

Mar 2016

On my radar: Andrew Solomon’s cultural highlights

On Sue Klebold – brave mother of a Columbine school killer – a play about gay parenthood and the best chocolate in the world.

May 2014

Andrew Solomon: ‘Figuring out how to love someone who seems unlovable is very familiar to me’

Sometimes what makes us different is also what connects us all.

Sep 2013

Far from the Tree on Samuel Johnson Prize Longlist

The prize is open to books in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts, published in English by writers of any nationality.

Feb 2013

Video: How Do Gay Children of Straight Parents Build Their Gay Identity?

Andrew Solomon speaks to The Guardian about the development of gay identity in young people.

Feb 2013

Video: Parenthood Is No Place for Perfectionists

Solomon uses the example of deaf children and cochlear implants to illustrate how the line between what should be fixed and what shouldn’t is often far from clear.

Apr 2012

Gay Parenting: It’s Complicated

Undeterred by all they have to go through to make it happen, increasing numbers of gay couples are choosing to have children.

May 2002

Award for Guardian Writer

The Mind Book of the Year award went to Andrew Solomon for his much-praised work The Noonday Demon.