After David: Laura Albert in conversation with Catherine Texier


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Legendary novelist, journalist, and creative writing professor Catherine Texier has published her newest récit, “After David” and she stopped by Lit’erally to discuss the book with Laura.

“After David” has Eve, a recently divorced French writer in her early sixties, who is the mother of two grown daughters and a new grandmother, trying online dating. Stunned and flattered by the attention of much younger men, she begins engaging in casual sex with some of them, pushing back against the societal diktats that seek to rein in older women’s sexuality. Her on and off relationship with a thirty-something jazz musician eventually falters, but it frees her from memories of a failed marriage and gives her greater confidence in facing her new life.

After David is available by Itna Press here:

Laura Albert

Laura Albert has won international acclaim for her fiction. Writing as JT LeRoy, she is the author of the best-selling novels Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, and the novella Harold's End. Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, reissued by HarperCollins, have also been released as audiobooks by Blackstone Publishing. Laura Albert is the subject of Jeff Feuerzeig's feature documentary Author: The JT LeRoy Story and Lynn Hershman Leeson's film The Ballad of JT LeRoy. She has written for The New York Times, The Forward, The London Times, Spin, Man About Town, Vogue, Film Comment, Interview, L'Équipe Sport&Style, Filmmaker, I-D, and others – more recently, the cover article for Man About Town and her reflections on fashion for VESTOJ. A writer for the HBO series "Deadwood," she also wrote the original script for Gus Van Sant's Elephant and was the film's Associate Producer. She has written the short films Radiance for Drew Lightfoot and ContentMode, and Dreams of Levitation and Warfare of Pageantry for Sharif Hamza and Nowness. For Tiempo de Literatura 2020's “The Narrative Universe of Laura Albert,” she engaged in a wide-ranging ZOOM conversation with Fernanda Melchor, International Booker Prize Shortlist author for her acclaimed novel Hurricane Season. Twitter: @lauraalbert Instagram: @laura_albert