Tim Murphy, Polari Literary Salon at the Southbank Centre

American author Tim Murphy discusses his stunning debut novel to mark LGBT History Month. Tim's novel, Christodora, is a bold and poignant portrait of the bohemian Manhattan of sex, drugs, art and activism, from the early 1980s to the near future. " " " "The novel has been described by Candace Bushnell as 'a moving portrait of New York in the time of AIDS' and by Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life, as 'an impassioned, big-hearted and ultimately hopefuly chronicle of a changing New York'. Christodora has been optioned for TV by Paramount and the producer of True Detective. " " " "Tim Murphy is a journalist who has written for, amongst others, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Details, Conde Nast Traveler and WSJ Magazine. Tim has reported on HIV/AIDS for 20 years in such publications as Poz, Out, The Advocate and New York Magazine, where his cover story on the new HIV-prevention pill regimen PrEP was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Journalism. " " " "Polari is both storybook and comment on queer lives, devoted to new and established literary talent. In its tenth year of residency at Southbank Centre, the award-winning LGBT salon is described by The Hungerford Post as ‘the most exciting literaly movement in London... crackling with energy, ideas and excitement.’ " " " "Polari is curated and hosted by Paul Burston – described by Attitude Magazine as ‘easily one of the most important commentators of his generation.’ " " " "Tonight also features readings by Sebastian Buckle (The Way Out: A History of Homosexuality in Modern Britain), Sarah Day, (Mussolini’s Island) Suzi Feay and Leon Craig.

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    Southbank Centre

    Southbank Centre Belvedere Road


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    24/02/2017 6:00 PM

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    24/02/2017 6:00 PM

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About Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy is a journalist who has written for, among others, the New York Times, New York Magazine, Details, Condé Nast Traveler, WSJ Magazine, Out, and The Advocate, mostly following HIV/AIDS activism. He is also the author of Christodora. He lives in Brooklyn and in the Hudson Valley.