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Preserving All Of Our History VIDEO ( June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, December 31, 2018)

30th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced (Lambda Literary, March 6, 2018)

The Pox Lover wins POZ Award 2017 for Best in Literature, Fiction and Nonfiction (POZ Magazine, December 11, 2017)

The Pox Lover nominated for the POZ Awards 2017 / Best in Literature, Fiction and Nonfiction (POZ Magazine, October 2, 2017)

Lesbian Love and Activism [page 1 / page 2] (CURVE, Aug/Sep 2017)

Anne-christine d'Adesky: Advocate & Writer (Alina Oswald, A&U, America's AIDS Magazine, August 14, 2017)

On a Deadline to Stay Alive: A Tribute to Pioneering HIV/AIDS Journalists (Jennifer Johnson Avril,, August 4, 2017)

The Impact of Lesbians on AIDS Activism Went Far Beyond Being Nursemaids to Gay Men (Bilerico Report on LGBT Nation, July 13, 2017) Also published as 'The Pox Lover' and the Impact of Lesbians on HIV Activism (Mark S. King, My Fabulous Disease, July 12, 2017)

The Fight Isn’t Over: Lesbian Avenger Co-Founder Inventories Her Many Lives (The Central Voice, July-August, 2017)

"The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris" by Anne-christine d'Adesky (Lambda Literary, July 9, 2017)

Summer Reading List (Washington Blade, July 6, 2017)

Plague, Politics and Parties: A Q&A With Author and Activist Anne-christine d'Adesky on Her 1990s AIDS Memoir The Pox Lover (, July 5, 2017)

Anne-christine d'Adesky on ACT Up and Lesbian Romping (Lambda Literary, July 4, 2017)

Remembering Journalists Who Covered AIDS (POZ, June 30, 2017)

Ac d'Adesky Discussing 'The Pox Lover' with Michael Signorile on Sirius FM Radio (Michael Signorile Radio Show, June 22, 2017)

'In Bed' with activist Anne-christine d'Adesky (Windy City Times, June 21, 2017)

Excerpt from The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris (, June 19, 2017)

Anne-christine d'Adesky - The Pox Lover Interview (Feminist Magazine KPFK, June 13, 2017)

Anne-Christine d'Adesky, notable LGBTI journalist and activist, releases memoir (Gay Star News, June 11, 2017)

Anne-christine d’Adesky Recalls a Decade of Gay Activism in NYC and Paris in ‘The Pox Lover’ (Towleroad, June 9, 2017)

The Pox Lover - Review by Amos Lassen (Reviews by Amos Lassen, June 9, 2017)

A Pride Reading List (The Wisconsin Gazette, June 7, 2017)

NYC Memorial Event to Honor Journalists Who Died of AIDS or Covered the Epidemic (Windy City Times, June 6, 2017)

Early AIDS Activist Talks HIV and Right-Wing Populism (Plus, June 5, 2017)

The Pox Lover on POZ Summer Reading List (POZ, May, 2017)



“In a voice both powerful and cool, The Pox Lover takes on a sprawling personal history, deeply aware throughout that it is the politics of anyone’s day—and how we respond to it—that shapes a life. Never far from the mad joy of writing, loving, and being alive, even as it investigates our horribly mundane capacity for horror, this book is a masterpiece.”
          —Michelle Tea, author of Black Wave

“A haunting contribution to the record of the AIDS era.”
          —Laura Flanders, author of Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species

“Reminiscent of the luscious lesbian literature of the Parisian past, but propelled into the era of AIDS, ACT UP, and the Lesbian Avengers. D’Adesky’s memoir also reveals her family’s role in French colonialism, raising compelling questions about privilege, survival, homophobia, and dislocation.”
          —Sarah Schulman, author of The Cosmopolitans

“A necessary book. We need such a chronicle.”
          —Felice Picano, author of Like People in History



The Pox Lover is available from the University of Wisconsin Press

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