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Raven Leilani on Being Drawn to the Unlikeable Woman

The Zadie Smith-approved author talks about her debut novel, ‘Luster’

Side-by-side image of the book cover of Luster, along with a portrait shot of Raven Leilani.
Photo illustration; Image source: Nina Subin

Writer Raven Leilani has been quarantining with her partner in Brooklyn for the past four months. They haven’t left the city, and they don’t plan on doing so any time soon. While sheltering in place, similar to the main character in her debut novel, she’s been…

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