Dr Monica Pearl and Recent American AIDS Fiction

Dr Monica Pearl and Recent American AIDS Fiction

28th February 2017 @ 06:30pm

In acknowledgement of LGBT History Month, Waterstones Deansgate is proud to be hosting Dr Monica Pearl for an evening of discussion of contemporary American fiction.  

There has been fiction been written about AIDS and HIV since almost the beginning of the crisis in the 1980s. Although there was a significant shift in literary representation after the advent of pharmaceuticals in the mid-1990s that had the power to turn a deadly disease into a chronic manageable one, there is still fiction that deals with AIDS, many of them taking a look back on the years of the worst ravages of the illness on the gay community.

The group will meet in our cafe on the second floor, and to register your interest please emailevents.manchester@waterstones.com, or tweet us @waterstonesmcr.

Dr Monica Pearl, lecturer in Twentieth Century American Literature at the University of Manchester, has written the book about AIDS fiction (AIDS Literature and Gay Identity: The Literature of Loss) and will give a short talk and lead a discussion on the most recent examples of AIDS literature, including the novels The Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine, Christodora by Tim Murphy, Our Young Manby Edmund White, and The American People, Vol. 1 by Larry Kramer.

There will be a small discount on any books purchased on the evening, and all are welcome.