October 4, 2022
Culture

New books explore the hidden world of sex workers

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/ Shows / Encore! Issued on: 22/09/2022 – 16:25

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ENCORE! © FRANCE 24 It’s an issue that’s seldom discussed, but the identity of sex workers and their battle for workers’ rights are being brought into the mainstream with the help of books and films. Two authors who have written very personal accounts about the subject join Eve Jackson in the studio. Poet, novelist and artist Leila Mottley’s debut novel is a New York Times bestseller. She was only 19 when her book “Nightcrawling” was published and she’s the youngest writer to be selected for Oprah Winfrey’s book club. Meanwhile, the author, activist and sex worker Antonia Crane’s memoir is called “Spent”. It’s been described as bold, brash, brutal and beautiful.

Both writers are guests at this week’s Festival America, an event just outside Paris that celebrates American writers.

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