Austin Liti Limits: Deesha Philyaw 

Author Deesha Philyaw talks with Austin Liti Limits’ Scott Semegran about her award-winning collection of short stories The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. Watch below to learn more!

Watch Part 2 of this interview for an excerpt of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies performed by Deesha Philyaw. You can order The Secret Lives of Church Ladies from BookPeople now.


About the Author: Deesha Philyaw is an American author, columnist, and public speaker. Her debut short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in fiction and won The Story Prize. Her personal essay writing topics include race, sex, gender, and pop culture.

You can watch past episodes here, and be sure to tune into the BookPeople blog for regular updates and more content featuring authors we’re hosting in-store.

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