Eight Lives: A Burden of Proof

11 Jun 2020
7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Online Zoom meeting

Eight Lives: A Burden of Proof

In Eight Lives, Dr Susan Hurley’s debut novel, eight men volunteer for the first human trial of a new drug that has been hailed as a miracle cure for diseases of the immune system. But when the drug’s inventor dies in mysterious circumstances, motives are put under the microscope.

With its origins in a real-life drug trial that ended in tragedy, Eight Lives is told from the perspectives of the inventor’s friends, family and business associates, who all played a role in his death – or think they did.

Eight Lives launches at a watershed moment for drug trials. Susan talks with Festival Director Stella Kinsella about her long career in medical research, her understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and her insight into the race to cure COVID-19.

Free event, bookings required.

Join us from 7-8pm Thursday 11 June to

The session will run for 60 minutes on Zoom, including Q&A. Once you reserve your place, you will receive an email with your Zoom online meeting invitation on the evening prior to the event.

Attendance is free but bookings are essential.

Tickets go on sale via Try Booking at 9am Thursday 4 June, until 5pm Wed 10 June.




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