In 2021, Sante, who was assigned male at birth, was playing around with a face-altering app and she had a breakthrough. Her new memoir is I Heard Her Call My Name.
NPR's Leila Fadel talks to poet and author Omotara James about her collection which explores self-love in a Black, fat body. She is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a Lambda literary fellow.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with writer Phillip B. Williams about his debut novel, Ours, a sprawling American epic that centers on a woman who frees enslaved people and builds a hidden town for them.
NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Emmy Award winning journalist Hala Gorani about her memoir, But You Don't Look Arab, and what it's like to cover the world as a Syrian-American journalist.
From relentless campaigning to snubs and speeches, the Academy Awards have often reflected a cultural conflict zone. Michael Schulman discusses the controversies. Originally broadcast Feb. 22, 2023.
NPR's Don Gonyea talks with writer Lucy Sante about her memoir, "I Heard Her Call My Name," which recounts her gender transition at age 66.
NPR's Camila Domonoske speaks with Brontez Purnell about his new book, Ten Bridges I've Burnt: A Memoir in Verse.
NPR's Scott Simon talk with writer-director Ed Zwick about his memoir, "Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions: My Fortysomething Years in Hollywood."
NPR's Debbie Elliott talks with photographer Kate Medley about her book, "Thank You Please Come Again," on eateries in Southern gas stations. She also speaks with Otha Campbell who helps run one.
NPR's Scott Simon asks writer Calvin Trillin about his new collection of reporting on reporters. It's called "The Lede: Dispatches from a Life in the Press."