Radio Hour: Laura Albert on the Documentary "Author: The JT Leroy Story"

September 8, 2016

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Was the author known as JT Leroy the greatest literary hoax of the 21st century? This week Laurie and Tom have a riveting conversation with Laura Albert, who is back in the spotlight after the release of the documentary Author: The JT Leroy Story, which explores how, in her middle-age, she invented a best-selling literary persona based on her conversations with hot-lines for troubled teens. It might be the most fascinating documentary that your hosts have ever seen. Listen in as they delve into the story of a writer discovering her identity through a “hoax” and cover topics from trans the nature of fiction.


Produced by Alan Minsky.