Award-Winning Author Andrew Solomon to Give Talk at Holy Cross

March 20th, 2013 by 

Andrew Solomon, award-winning author, will give a reading as part of the Working Writers Series on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Rehm Library at the College of the Holy Cross. The event, sponsored by the College’s Creative Writing Program and the W.H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary Letters at the College, is free and open to the public.

Solomon is a writer and lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts. His most recent book, “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity,” published by Scribner last November, tells the stories of families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who were conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. President Bill Clinton said of the book, “In ‘Far from the Tree,’ Andrew Solomon reminds us that nothing is more powerful in a child’s development than the love of a parent.  This remarkable new book introduces us to mothers and fathers across America–many in circumstances the rest of us can hardly imagine—who are making their children feel special, no matter what challenges come their way.”

Solomon’s earlier books include “The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression” (Scribner, 2001), which won the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize; “The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost” (Knopf, 1991); and “A Stone Boat” (Plume, 1996), a national bestselling novel which tells the story of a man’s shifting identity as he watches his mother battle cancer, and which was a runner up for the L.A. Times First Fiction prize.

He has written for New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker, and his work has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Moth Radio Hour,” NBC’s “TODAY” and “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” and “Charlie Rose” on PBS.

| More
Tags
Categories
News, Press Release

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
03/27/15 Holy Cross Announces Holy Week and Easter Services
03/27/15 Women’s Lacrosse To Hold Think Pink Game On March 28
03/27/15 PayScale Ranks Holy Cross No.6 Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges for Best ROI
03/26/15 ‘Renovated Fitchburg Art Museum vows visitors will be impressed’
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Holy Cross Launches Groundbreaking Web Resource for Exploring Catholic Practice Around the World

Watch Video >
See video
Video, Photo Gallery: Christmastime at Holy Cross is a Sight to See

Watch Video >
See video
Video: What is CreateLab?

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

04/08/2015

Vannicelli Lecture by Jacob Medina '16

See More >
04/10/2015

A Seussebration: Hats Off to 111 Years of Dr. Seuss

See More >
04/15/2015

Lunch & Learn: LGBTQ Safe Zone

See More >
04/17/2015

'Libertad' performed by The College Choir and Chamber Singers

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

03/19/15

‘The 50 Best Private Colleges for Earning Your Degree On Time’

Money

According to Money, a subsidiary of TIME.com, the College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 12 in the top 50 best private colleges for earning your degree on time and No. 101 for...

03/04/15

‘At Notre Dame, a door closes, but many more are opening across Catholic higher ed’

Wall Street Journal | The Conversation

Joanne Pierce, professor of religious studies at College of the Holy Cross and a University of Notre Dame alumna, reflects on the legacy of Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, president...

02/18/15

‘Exploring an Institution’s Roots: Board Members Walk in a Saint’s Footsteps’

Trusteeship Magazine

In the January/February issue of Trusteeship Magazine, Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, reflects on the pilgrimage he led with a...