How to Survive a Plague: David France in conversation with Peter Tatchell

Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2017, David France’s How to Survive a Plague is a riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the unlikely grassroots alliance of gay activists, doctors, public health officials and research scientists whose campaigning led to the development of drugs which transformed HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a mostly manageable disease. “A masterpiece of intimate storytelling with moral purpose” (Andrew Solomon). David France is also the author of Our Fathers, about the Catholic abuse scandal, which was made into a film in 2005. He discusses the stories behind the campaign with Peter Tatchell, Human Rights Activist.

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    Charleston Farmhouse

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    25/05/2018 7:30 PM

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    25/05/2018 7:30 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.