Andrew Solomon: 'I didn't know then that I was gay'
Elizabeth Bishop's poetry resonated when the writer was a confused twelve year old. It clarified his thinking in later decades.
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Andrew Solomon holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Cambridge; is a professor of psychology at Columbia University and President of PEN American Centre; and is a regular contributor to the Guardian, the New Yorker, and the New York Times. A lecturer and activist, he is the author of 'Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity', which won the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and many other awards; and 'The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression', which won the National Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and has been published in twenty-four languages. His TED talks have been viewed over 12 million times. A dual UK/US national, he lives in London and New York. (Photo by Timothy Greenfield Sanders)