Films & Books Used for Writing and Research

By Brian Malloy

Please note that the books reflect the time in which they are written, and some of the early nonfiction includes theories about the disease and its transmission that have been proven false.


  • Common Threads (1989)
  • How to Survive a Plague (2012)
  • United in Anger (2012)
  • We Were Here (2010)


  • A Hundred Days from Now by Steven Corbin (1994)
  • Eighty-Sixed by David B. Feinberg (1988)
  • Facing It by Paul Reed (1984)
  • In Memory of Angel Clare by Christopher Bram (1989)
  • People in Trouble by Sarah Schulman (1990)
  • The Body and Its Dangers by Allen Barnett (1990)
  • The Darker Proof: Stories from a Crisis by Edmund White and Adam Mars-Jones (1988)
  • The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket by John Weir (1989)


  • Ceremonies by Essex Hemphill (1992)


  • And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts (1987)
  • Borrowed Time by Paul Monette (1988)
  • Ground Zero by Andrew Holleran (1988)
  • How to Have Sex in an Epidemic: One Approach by Richard Berkowitz and Michael Callen (1983)
  • Personal Dispatches: Writers Confront AIDS edited by John Preston (1989)
  • Plague Years – a Chronicle of AIDS by David Black (1986)
  • Reports from the Holocaust by Larry Kramer (1989)
  • Someone Was Here: Profiles in the AIDS Epidemic by George Whitmore (1988)
  • The Screaming Room by Barbara Peabody (1986)


  • Love Alone: Eighteen Elegies for Rog by Paul Monette (1988)