Raven Leilani: Luster
The provocative and tender debut novel from Raven Leilani has won plaudits across the board.
The debut novel from Raven Leilani has won plaudits across the board; hear from the author in a broadcast conversation with novelist Diana Evans.
This streamed event marks the UK publication of Luster from Leilani, one of the most exciting literary talents to emerge from the US in recent years.
Edie is messing up her office job, sleeping with all the wrong men, and she has failed at the only thing that meant anything to her: painting.
Then she meets white, middle-aged archivist Eric.
As if navigating the landscape of sexual and racial politics as a Black woman wasn’t hard enough, Edie finds herself falling headfirst into Eric’s home and family in this provocative and tender novel.
Raven Leilani is the Axinn Foundation Writer in Residence at New York University.
Luster has just won her the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize.
This event is pre-recorded exclusively for the Southbank Centre.
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