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Author photo. Headshot of Lucy Sante, posted on her Instagram account (@luxante) on September 21, 2021.

Headshot of Lucy Sante, posted on her Instagram account (@luxante) on September 21, 2021.

Lucy Sante

Author of Low Life

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Name is pronounced SAHNT (one syllable).

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Lucy Sante is a Belgium-born American writer, critic, and artist. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Her books include Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York (1991). She was publicly named Luc Sante until 2021, when she announced her transition.
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