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Author Andrew Solomon to give lecture on families

Published October 28, 2013 8:56 am

Event • Andrew Solomon to speak Nov. 4 at University of Utah.
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Acclaimed author and journalist Andrew Solomon will is scheduled to deliver the annual Tanner Lecture on Human Values on Nov. 4 at the University of Utah.

Solomon is the author of several books, including "The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression," which won the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. His latest book, "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity," tells the stories of parents who find profound meaning in learning how to deal with their exceptional children.

Solomon's lecture, titled "Love, Acceptance, Celebration: How Parents Make Their Children," will be at 7 p.m. in the University of Utah's Olpin Union ballroom, 200 S. Central Campus Dr. This event, sponsored by the Tanner Humanities Center, is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Solomon is a regular contributor to NPR, The New York Times, and other publications. He is currently a lecturer in Psychiatry at Weill- Cornell Medical College, and is an activist and philanthropist for LGBT rights, mental health, education, and the arts.

Bob Goldberg, professor of history and director of the Tanner Humanities Center, said Solomon is "a gifted observer of the struggles and triumphs experienced by modern families."

For more information, contact the Tanner Humanities Center at 801.581.7989 or visit http://www.thc.utah.edu. —

If you go

What • Lecture by author and journalist Andrew Solomon

When • Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.

Where • Olpin Union ballroom, 200 S. Central Campus Dr., University of Utah

Information • 801.581.7989 or http://www.thc.utah.edu