Podcast Shownotes

[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.

Connect with Raven on her website or Twitter.

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


Shop all our authors’ books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Minneapolis Craft Market. Get 10% off your order with code FEMINIST at www.mplscraftmarket.com.

We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our September charity is Mujeristas Collective.

Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.

Our September book of the month is HURRICANE SEASON by Fernanda Melchor.

Instagram: @feministbookclubbox

Twitter: @fmnstbookclub

Facebook: /feministbookclubbox

Pinterest: feministbookclub

Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast

Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates

Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop

This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples.


Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 

Editing support from Phalin Oliver

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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: feminist thrillers, contemporary literary fiction, short stories, and anything that might be described as "irreverent"


  1. Pingback: August 2020 Book Reviews | Feminist Book Club

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *