Far and Away
From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—a riveting collection of essays about places in dramatic transition.
Far and Away collects Andrew Solomon’s writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual. Ranging across seven continents and twenty-five years, Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences, yet Solomon finds a common humanity wherever he travels. Illuminating the development of his own genius, his stories are always intimate and often both funny and deeply moving. “Andrew Solomon is every bit as magnificent a traveler as he is a writer — in fact, it’s difficult at times to determine which is the greater talent.” Elizabeth Gilbert
Andrew Solomon is in conversation with psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz.
Andrew Solomon is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and also lectures in politics and the arts. A prize-winning author, his Noonday Demon – An Atlas of Depression, won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Among other awards, his latest novel, Far From the Tree, received the National Book Critics Award and the 2014 Wellcome Prize. Solomon is also an activist in LGBT rights and mental health and is the current President of PEN American Center.
Stephen Grosz is a practising psychoanalyst, author of the bestselling The Examined Life. Born in America, educated at the University of California, Berkeley and at Oxford University, he teaches at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. image c. Bettina von Zwehl