LIONHEARTED LOVE: FAR FROM THE TREE

“Life is enriched by difficulty; love is made more acute when it requires exertion”

– Dr Andrew Solomon, writer, psychologist and activist

In the Literary News

The Sydney Writers’ Festival officially launched on Tuesday night with the opening address given by renowned psychologist, activist and writer Andrew Solomon.

From an assignment to write about deaf culture for the New York Times Magazine began a journey that saw Andrew conduct over 300 family interviews with parents of children who are deaf, dwarfs, profoundly autistic, born out of rape, mentally ill, incarcerated for committing terrible crimes, prodigies and terminally ill.

It poses the uncomfortable question: how many families “have …

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