This Is the Author S7 E45 Images of Alison Mariella Désir, Dani Shapiro, and John Crist
On the Podcast: Alison Mariella Désir, Dani Shapiro, and John Crist

In this episode, meet Harlem Run and Run 4 All Women founder Alison Mariella Désir, author of Running While Black, writer and Family Secrets podcast host Dani Shapiro, author of Signal Fires, and stand-up comedian John Crist, author of Delete That. READ MORE

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9 Remarkable Memoirs to Listen to

A revered food critic, a beloved comedian, a woman who discovers her family isn’t exactly who they say they are: each of these audiobook memoirs make for an absorbing listen that you will remember long after the last chapter. READ MORE

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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.

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