The Belknap Visitors in the Humanities

Andrew Solomon, February 10

A writer and lecturer on culture, psychology, and politics, Solomon’s newest book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, won the National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction. His previous book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression won the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback editions. He will speak about how parents come to terms with children who are radically different from themselves, and what “identity” and “love” mean in such contexts. The event is a partnership between the Belknap Program and other departments, hosted by the Committee on Public Lectures.

The program of Belknap Visitors was created to recognize distinguished individuals in the arts and letters. Past visitors have been Toni Morrison, Eudora Welty, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nadine Gordimer, Roy Lichtenstein, Athol Fugard, Doris Lessing, John Updike, Edward Albee, Czeslaw Milosz, Carlos Fuentes, Frank Stella, Robertson Davies, Peter Sellars, Arthur Miller, Merce Cunningham, Harold Pinter, Adrienne Rich, Maurice Sendak, Wim Wenders, Richard Serra, Chuck Close, Twyla Tharp, Ricky Jay, Toshiko Takaezu, Meryl Streep, Roz Chast, Alice Waters, David Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Rich, and Maya Lin.

Belknap Visitors spend an intensive day on campus.

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