Laura Albert

Laura Albert was born 1965. Albert an American author who invented the literary persona JT LeRoy, whom she described as an “avatar.” She published various works of purportedly autobiographical fiction under the LeRoy name before being revealed as the true author.Novels Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things were re-issued in August 2016 by Corsair.

Laura contributes to print and online publications internationally, in a career that includes the cover feature for Man About Town and articles for The New York Times, The Forward, The London Times, Spin, Film Comment, Filmmaker, Interview, I-D, Vogue, The Face, Dazed and Confused, and VESTOJ, the Platform for Critical Thinking on Fashion

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