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Video: Andrew Solomon at the San Francisco Public Library, 2002

As part of his 2002 National Book Award tour, Andrew Solomon discusses The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression and the unexpected conversations he has had because of it. After writing and promoting a book about depression, he was approached by a wide variety of people who wanted to be candid with him. He also discusses the current situation of Russian writers and artists working during Vladimir Putin’s administration. Recorded at the San Francisco Public Library on April 25, 2002.