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Raven Leilani in conversation with Bolu Babalola

Join us for this hugely exciting event with New York Times Bestselling debut author Raven Leilani, as she talks to Bolu Babalola about her novel Luster on its day of publication in the UK.

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Thursday 21st January, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event

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About the Event

Join us for this hugely exciting event with New York Times Bestselling debut author Raven Leilani, as she talks to Bolu Babalola about her novel Luster on its day of publication in the UK.

Sharp, funny and affecting, Leilanis firecracker of a debut charts Edies awkward slalom through modern life, from dead-end hook ups and crushed ambitions to a romantic liaison that has disaster written all over it.

Raven Leilani's work has been published in Granta, The Yale Review, The Cut, and New England Review, among other publications. Leilani is a National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree, and she is the recipient of the 2020 Kirkus Prize and Center For Fiction first novel prize.

Raven will be in conversation with Bolu Babalola, journalist, scriptwriter and author of Sunday Times bestseller Love in Colour.

Please note that the Ticket Book (£16) option for this event requires a UK postal address. Please do not select this option if you do not have a valid UK postal address as you will not receive the book and may still be charged. Books will be posted after the event and so will arrive a few days later.

This event is on Zoom. Please make sure you have Zoom installed and up to date on the device of your choice.

About the Book

Luster
Luster

Raven Leilani

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Publication date:21 Jan 2021

ISBN:9781529035988

4.19 out of 5
8 reviews
"Humour combines with crystalline prose in the story of a young American woman at the intersection of capitalism, racism and sexism"
The Guardian
"a highly pleasurable interrogation of pleasure"
The New Yorker
"wry, sharp, honest, often caustically funny"
The Bookseller
"Leilani writes with enjoyable confidence"
The Times
"a caustic, candid and convincing debut"
The Sunday Times
"This is an elevated example of the “millennial novel”, swerving cliche"
The Observer
"Leilani puts her unique stamp on the Bildungsroman"
The Spectator
"A self-described ‘office slut’ is the complex heroine in this filthy and funny novel"
Financial Times