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Andrew Solomon, PhD


Contact Information

Andrew Solomon, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale University

    18 West 10th Street

    New York, NY 10011-8702

    United States


Andrew Solomon, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, and past President of PEN American Center. He is a writer and lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts and an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, and the arts. Andrew writes regularly for The New Yorker and the New York Times. His 2012 book, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was chosen as one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012. His subsequent book, Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World, was published in 2016 and has been named a New York Times Notable Book. He previously wrote The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, which won the 2001 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. Most recently, he made an award-winning film of Far from the Tree, available on Hulu, and an audio book called New Family Values. Andrew lives with his husband and son in New York and London and is a dual national. He also has a daughter with a college friend.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Cambridge University, Psychology (2012)