David France, author of the award-winning HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, at the Bath Festival

David France is an internationally-celebrated investigative reporter and author. His multi award-winning book, How to Survive a Plague, tells the profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the grass-roots activists who pushed forward the development of lifesaving drugs. Woven from the stories of victims and campaigners, France’s now iconic work is as riveting as it is groundbreaking.

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    The Assembly Rooms


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  • Event Start Date

    26/05/2018 7:00 PM

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    26/05/2018 7:00 PM

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About David France

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.