New books explore the hidden world of prostitutes

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It is an issue that is rarely discussed, but the identity of sex workers and their struggle for workers’ rights are brought to the fore with the help of books and films. Two authors who have written very personal accounts on the subject join Eve Jackson in the studio. Poet, writer and artist Leila Mottley’s debut novel is a New York Times bestseller. She was only 19 when her book “Nightcrawling” was published and is the youngest writer selected for Oprah Winfrey’s book club. Meanwhile, the memoir by author, activist and prostitute Antonia Crane is called “Spent”. He has been described as bold, brash, brutal and handsome.

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