Dani Shapiro, Soniah Kamal, Emily Bernard This is The Author
S4 E01: Dani Shapiro, Soniah Kamal, and Emily Bernard

In this episode, meet Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance, Soniah Kamal, author of Unmarriageable, and Emily Bernard, author of Black is the Body. From fearless family memoirs to updating classic fiction to reflect her own culture, each of these authors’ works share deeply personal pieces of themselves. Hear how the recording process affected each writer and, discover which author’s dreams of being an actress were finally achieved in the recording booth.

Learn more about their audiobooks:

Author: Dani Shapiro
Read By: Dani Shapiro

From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist comes a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test.


“A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.” —Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach

Author: Soniah Kamal
Read By: Soniah Kamal

A retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan!


Unmarriageable is a joy to read! It transforms a familiar story into something new and fresh and different, but keeps all of the warmth and intelligence of the original. I loved everything about these characters and spending time in their world.” —Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding Date

An exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays.


“Conceived while the author was hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man, these 13 formidable, destined-to-be-studied essays mark the emergence of an extraordinary voice on race in America.” —Oprah Magazine

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