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[95] Raven Leilani, author of Luster

“It’s important to me as a woman to make room for other women to be human, to express their wants in any form it takes.” – Raven Leilani

Raven Leilani‘s work has been published in Granta, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and The Cut. She received her MFA from NYU, and was an Axinn Foundation Writer-in-Residence. Her debut novel, Luster is out now from FSG.

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Raven’s book recommendation: These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card

 

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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