November 4, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
University of Utah Union Ballroom
200 S. Central Campus Dr.
Author and journalist Andrew Solomon will give this year’s Tanner Lecture on Human Values, presented by the Tanner Humanities Center, on Monday, November 4 at 7:00 PM in the University of Utah’s Olpin Union ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.thc.utah.edu for more information.
In his lecture, titled “Love, Acceptance, Celebration: How Parents Make Their Children,” Solomon will explore the ability of individuals and families to construct meaning out of adversity. He will draw on his life’s work and experiences, including his time in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, his experience with depression, and his work with families of extraordinary children, to examine where this meaning comes from and what function it serves.
Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture and psychology. From 1993 to 2001, Solomon was a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, writing on a wide range of subjects; he has also written periodically for The New Yorker. Solomon is the author of four books, including The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and the New York Times bestseller Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.