A Night In with Raven Leilani

A Night In with Raven Leilani

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A Night In with Raven Leilani

7 June 2021

To celebrate Luster

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 and one of Barack Obama’s Favourite Books of 2020, Luster is one of the most talked about books of the past year.

Now, join Raven Leilani for this virtual event as she shares the inspiration behind her painfully funny and provocative debut novel. She’ll touch on exposing the chasms between generations, faces and genders, and what it means to be young now.

Edie is just trying to survive. She's messing up in her dead-end admin job in her all-white office, is sleeping with all the wrong men, and has failed at the only thing that meant anything to her, painting. No one seems to care that she doesn't really know what she's doing with her life beyond looking for her next hook-up.

And then she meets Eric, a white, middle-aged archivist with a suburban family, including a wife who has sort-of-agreed to an open marriage and an adopted black daughter who doesn't have a single person in her life who can show her how to do her hair. As if navigating the constantly shifting landscape of sexual and racial politics as a young black woman wasn't already hard enough, with nowhere else left to go, Edie finds herself falling head-first into Eric's home and family.

Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an evening with one of the freshest new voices writing today.

'A book of pure fineness, exceptional.' Diana Evans

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