'All About The Wellcome Book Prize'
MiLAN Collective and Blackwell's Newcastle are joining forces to bring a themed monthly book group around past winners of the Wellcome Book Prize.
If you fancy joining us for any of these sessions, you'll be able to get the books on offer from Blackwell's Newcastle branch - just mention at the till that you are part of the Book Group. All you need to do then is show up for a relaxed discussion with drinks and nibbles provided by Blackwell's.
The MiLAN-Blackwell's book group takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
For more information about MiLAN-Blackwell's book group events, visit our Facebook page. To see all the books that the group will be reading and discussing over the next 12 months, please click here.
The next book group will take place on...
WEDNESDAY 10th January
New venue: Northern Stage (at 6pm)
The book we have chosen to read and discuss this month is...
How to Survive a Plague: The story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS
by David France
‘How to Survive a Plague’ is the riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the grassroots movement of activists, many of them facing their own life-or-death struggles, who grabbed the reins of scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection into a manageable disease. Around the globe, the 15.8 million people taking anti-AIDS drugs today are alive thanks to their efforts. Not since the publication of Randy Shilts’s now classic ‘And the Band Played On’ in 1987 has a book sought to measure the AIDS plague in such brutally human, intimate and soaring terms.
Previously read by MiLAN-Blackwell's book group:
Wed 13th December
The Golden Age: A Novel by Joan London
Set in a convalescent hospital for children with polio, ‘The Golden Age’ is a radiant novel that tells a deeply moving story about illness and recovery, about learning to navigate the unfamiliar, about embracing music, poetry, death and, most importantly, life.