Author JT LeRoy LeRoy is the author of The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, a collection of autobiographical stories, and Sarah, a novel about a 12-year-old hustler. LeRoy writes for NY Press, Shout and The Face.
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Author JT LeRoy

Author JT LeRoy

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LeRoy is the author of The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, a collection of autobiographical stories, and Sarah, a novel about a 12-year-old hustler. LeRoy writes for NY Press, Shout and The Face.

Correction Dec. 30, 2015

In 2001 Terry Gross interviewed novelist JT LeRoy, whose fiction had been described as autobiographical. In 2006 it was discovered that JT LeRoy did not exist, and was actually a hoax created by writer Laura Albert.