Andrew Sullivan Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Author

Andrew Sullivan

Birthday :

August 10, 1963

Birth Place :

Godstone, Surrey, England

Zodiac Sign :

Leo

Chinese Zodiac :

Rabbit

Birth Element :

Water


Andrew Sullivan was born on August 10, 1963. He is a writer, blogger, editor and a political commentator. His blogs are among the most read in the world. In 2000, he started his own political blog called andrewsullivan.com’s Daily Dish. He has worked for blogs such as TheAtlantic.com and TheDailyBeast.com.

Early Life

Andrew Sullivan was born on August 10, 1963, in Surrey, England. He was born into a Catholic family. He was brought up alongside two siblings. He attended Reigate Grammar School. He later attended the Magdalen College in Oxford where he took modern history and modern languages. He regarded himself gay when he was a teenager, and this made him feel alienated from the rest of the world and lonely as well. After attaining his Bachelor’s Degree of Arts, he joined the John. F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1986, he graduated from the university with a Masters in Public Administration.

Career

In 1986, he began his career by working with The New Republic Magazine. In 1990, Andrew obtained his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. In 1991, he was appointed the editor of The New Republic Magazine where he expanded the political coverage of the magazine. In 1994, he published several excerpts from the book ‘The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life.’ The book was considered a promotion of racism by the editorial staff at the New Republic Magazine. In 1996, he stopped working with the New Republic Magazine since he had issues all the time with the staff. In the 1990s, he wrote books such as ‘Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality’ and ‘Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival.’ He later worked as a columnist for the Sunday Times of London on a weekly basis and as a contributor to The New York Times Book Review.

In 1998, he began writing for The New York Times Magazine. In 2002, he was fired by Adam Moss who is an editor.  In 2000, he established his own political blog titled andrewsullivan.com’s Daily Dish. His blog became popular among the general public and the world as well. His blog developed a huge online readership. He also blogged for Time.com as well. In 2007, he began blogging for TheAtlantic.com. He later started blogging for TheDailyBeast.com. He posted his last blog in 2015 and retired thereafter.

Awards And achievements

In 2009, his blog won the 2008 Weblog Award for Best Blog.

Personal Life

Andrew is gay and is out of the closet about it. He is also HIV positive, a diagnosis that was made in the 1990s. He supports gay rights and same sex marriages.


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