John-Manuel Andriote

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John-Manuel Andriote (born 1958) is an American journalist. He has written about health, medicine, politics and culture for the Washington Post and other newspapers and magazines.[1] He has specialized in reporting on HIV and AIDS beginning in 1986.


Andriote was born in New London, Connecticut, on October 6, 1958. He graduated from the Norwich Free Academy 1976 and later earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Gordon College and a Masters degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

In 2007, Andriote returned to his hometown of Norwich, CT, after 22 years in Washington, D.C. He continues to write and speak about HIV/AIDS, LGBT issues, and resilience. He is a regular contributor to The Atlantic and The Huffington Post. From January 2011 until October 2013, Andriote wrote a weekly opinion column for The Bulletin, the daily newspaper in Norwich, CT.

Victory Deferred[edit]

Victory Deferred won the 2000 Lambda Literary Awards "Editors' Choice" award.[2] It was named an "honored book" by the American Library Association and a finalist in its gay/lesbian nonfiction awards [3] and Kirkus Reviews called it "The most important AIDS chronicle since Randy Shilts’ And the Band Played On".[4] The Washington Post said, "Andriote has interviewed every major player during his nearly two decades of reporting on [AIDS] as a journalist and it shows".[citation needed] The Washington Blade said, "Andriote has honored his mentors, his muses and his community by preserving an important chapter in gay cultural history".[citation needed]

In 2008, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Archive Center created "The John-Manuel Andriote Victory Deferred Collection" of his research materials, correspondence and recorded interviews.[5] In 2010, Andriote interviewed more than six dozen additional activists, scientists and people living with HIV for a revised second edition of Victory Deferred, published in 2011 to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the first reported AIDS cases.

Other Works[edit]

Andriote's first children's book, Wilhelmina Goes Wandering, based on the true story of a runaway cow and illustrated by Vermont-based artist Katie Runde, will be published in early 2014.

Andriote has also authored Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco, published by HarperCollins in 2001, and a history of Washington, DC's Metropolitan Club that was privately published in 1997. An updated "Digital-Only: Green Release" e-book edition of "Hot Stuff" was published in 2012. Andriote also co-authored The Art of Fine Cigars (Bulfinch/Little Brown, 1996).

He has contributed chapters and essays to The AIDS Pandemic: Impact on Science and Society (Kenneth H. Mayer, MD, H.F. Pizer, editors, Elsevier/Academic Press, 2005); Creating Change: Sexuality, Public Policy and Civil Rights (John D'Emilio, William Thompson, Urvashi Vaid, editors, St. Martin's Press, 2000); Out in the Workplace (Richard Rasi and Lourdes Rodriguez-Noches, editors, Alyson, 1995); and You Can Do Something About AIDS (Alyson, 1988).


  1. ^ Andriote, John-Manuel. "AIDS". Washington Post. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Victory deferred". Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Finalists". 
  4. ^ "Kirkus reviews". Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "National Museum of History acquires..". Archived from the original on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 

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