David France is the author of Our Fathers, a book about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal, which Showtime adapted into a film. His fourth book, How To Survive A Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize, and won the Green Carnation Prize for LGBTQ Literature. His documentary of the same name, which also examined the early years of the U.S. AIDS epidemic, was a 2012 Oscars nominee, won a Directors Guild Award and a Peabody Award, and was nominated for two Emmys, among other accolades.
As 2017 draws to a close some of the Picador team reflect on the books they’ve loved reading this year.
We are thrilled to share the news that David France’s How To Survive a Plague has been awarded the 2017 Baillie Gifford prize for non-fiction.
David France's How to Survive a Plague has been shortlisted for the 2017 Baillie Gifford Prize, which celebrates the best in non-fiction writing.