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, (Mussolinis Island) Suzi Feay and Leon Craig.
Southbank Centre Belvedere Road
24/02/2017 6:00 PM
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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.