Andrew Solomon

2014 Winner

Andrew Solomon is a writer and activist working on politics, culture and psychology. He holds a Master's in English and a PhD in psychology from Jesus College, Cambridge.

He is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Cornell University and Special Adviser on LGBT Affairs to Yale University's Department of Psychiatry. He writes regularly for the 'New Yorker', 'Newsweek' and the 'Guardian'. His previous book, 'The Noonday Demon: An atlas of depression' won the 2001 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. In 2008 he received the Society of Biological Psychiatry's Humanitarian Award for his contributions to the field of mental health, and in 2010, the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation's Productive Lives Award.

    Wellcome Book Prize Achievement

    • Far from the Tree

      By Andrew Solomon

      Far from the tree