It’s an issue that’s rarely discussed, but the identities of sex workers and their battle for rights are being brought into the mainstream with the help of books and movies. Two authors who have written very personal accounts on the subject join Eve Jackson in the studio. The debut novel by poet, novelist and artist Leila Mottley is a New York Times bestseller. She was only 19 years old when her book “Nightcrawling” was published and she was the youngest writer to be selected to Oprah Winfrey’s book club. Meanwhile, the memoir of author, activist and sex worker Antonia Crane is called “Spent”. It is described as bold, rough, brutal, and beautiful.
Both writers are guests at this week’s Festival America, an event just outside of Paris that celebrates American writers.