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Press: Interviews


May 2022

Writing about the unthinkable pain of child suicides

The tendency of bullies to be desperate was one of the real revelations.

Apr 2022

Video: Democracy Now! Subway Shooting Highlights NYC and Nation’s Failure to Address Growing Mental Health Crisis

“Often people who commit homicide are expressing their own despair, their own internal mental health problems, as well as expressing anger and hatred and bias.”

Mar 2022

Andrew Solomon on ‘making your children feel loved’ and the power of parental listening

“It’s easy to legislate against a group of people in the abstract and hard to face up to the individual human cost of doing so. So we have to bring up the next generation of activists who will fight for rights that I believe can be attained.”

Mar 2022

Spot Media Interviews Andrew Solomon: Why Do People Obey Dictators?

It is not easy to overthrow an oppressive leadership. It’s possible, but it’s not easy at all. People are afraid. And they are rightly afraid. Putin is a bully who remembers the image of Saddam Hussein hiding in a hole in the ground and Gaddafi being dragged out of a sewer.

Dec 2021

Audio: MSNBC: On the push to ban “offensive” books from Texas public libraries

Andrew Solomon joins MSNBC host Alicia Menendez and Futuro Media founder Maria Hinojosa to discuss the movement to ban books on human sexuality, race and American history, and the profoundly worrisome rise of authoritarian sentiment in the United States.

Dec 2021

Video: Amanpour: ‘Freedom of speech is being annihilated,’ warns author

Andrew Solomon’s bestselling book about diverse families, Far From the Tree, has been targeted by a Texas state lawmaker. Solomon says the effort to blacklist and ban books shows “we are in the period of backlash”.

Jun 2021

Audio: Gravity Podcast: On Families of All Kinds

Lucy Kalanithi and Andrew Solomon explore what becomes possible when we bust the myth of the ideal nuclear family.

Apr 2021

Audio: New York Times Book Review Podcast: The Invention of Miracles

Andrew Solomon joins New York Times Book Review Podcast host Pamela Paul to discuss Katie Booth’s new biography of Alexander Graham Bell, The Invention of Miracles.

Apr 2021

Audio: Andrew Solomon Featured in New York Times Book Review Podcast Anniversary Selection

“Part of what’s compelling about these books is that the enormous beauty that’s in them constitutes a form of hope. So on the one hand, that people die, and on the other hand, that people live so richly in that instant before they die.”

Apr 2021

Audio: 18Forty Podcast: Andrew Solomon on Intergenerational Divergence

Andrew Solomon talks about intergenerational divergence, as well as his book, Far from the Tree, which inspired the topic