Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine
Quarantine operates through an assumption of guilt: we are considered infectious until proven safe. Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have been researching quarantine since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, and their timely book tracks the history and future of quarantine around the globe. As compelling as it is definitive, the book is an up-to-the-minute investigation of the interplay of forces–––biological, political, technological––that shape our modern world.
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Geoff Manaugh is a Los Angeles-based writer and the author, with Nicola Twilley, of Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine (2021).
Nicola Twilley is co-host of the award-winning Gastropod podcast and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. Her first book, Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine, was co-authored with Geoff Manaugh and published by MCD, a division of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, in July 2021.