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2014 Opening Address: Andrew Solomon
Tuesday, May 20 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Award-winning writer Andrew Solomon begins Sydney Writers' Festival's thinking season with the Opening Address. He shares his own experience and reflects on the stories parents have shared with him about their children facing various challenges. No matter the difficulties, there is power in meeting people on their own terms. Join us to celebrate the start of the Festival, a week of writing, thinking and ideas.
Andrew Solomon (International)
Andrew Solomon's latest book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, has won 13 national awards. It tells the stories of families affected by disability and difference who yet find profound meaning, inspiration, and identity through their differences. Andrew argues that diversity is what unites us. His previous book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, won the 2001 National Book Award for Non-fiction, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize, and won 14 other awards. andrewsolomon.com