An authoritative account of the AIDS crisis in America
David France, author of How to Survive a Plague, an authoritative account of AIDS in America and winner of the 2017 Green Carnation Prize, discusses activism, loss, and community at a time of crisis with Garth Greenwell, author of the acclaimed novel What Belongs to You.
‘Heroic and heartbreaking and magnificent history throughout’ Carl Bernstein. How to Survive a Plague is currently in development for a miniseries to be produced by Scott Rudin. David France is also the author of Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal, which Showtime adapted into a film. His documentary How to Survive a Plague was a 2012 Oscar nominee, won a Directors Guild Award and a Peabody Award, and was nominated for two Emmys, among other accolades. His latest documentary film, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017), an investigation of a trans icon’s 1992 death, received rapturous reviews. He lives in New York.
Garth Greenwell's debut novel What Belongs to You was published to great acclaim in the US and the UK in 2016, and has been short- and longlisted for many awards. He is also the author of Mitko, which won the 2010 Miami University Press Novella Prize and was a finalist for the Edmund White debut fiction Award and a Lambda Award. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he holds graduate degrees from Harvard and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was an Arts Fellow. His short fiction has appeared in the Paris Review and A Public Space.
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Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and presented in association with Edinburgh International Book Festival
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