Interview with Andrew Solomon

far_from_the_treeLaura MacDougall speaks to Andrew Solomon, author of the best-selling and award-winning tree ‘Far from the Tree’. The book is subtitled: Parents, children and the search for identity. In the book Andrew looks at the identity of exceptional children and includes two chapters of memoirs at the beginning and the end. Andrew recalls that an assignment about the deaf community for the New York Times was the beginning of ‘Far from the Tree’. He also explains the difference between horizontal and vertical identities and describes the criteria that made him include certain groups such as the deaf community. They also talk about the nature versus nurture debate and the risks that might occur when developments in medicine could potentially eradicate some of these communities. Andrew also reveals that his next project will be a book about new concepts of parenthood.

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