Raven Leilani

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Raven's debut novel, Luster, is forthcoming from FSG August 2020. Her work has been published in Granta, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Narrative, Yale Review, Conjunctions, The Cut, and New England Review, among other publications. She completed her MFA at NYU. ...more

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“I think of how keenly I've been wrong. I think of all the gods I have made out of feeble men.”
Raven Leilani, Luster

“It’s not that I want exactly this, to have a husband or home security system that, for the length of our marriage, never goes off. It’s that there are gray, anonymous hours like this. Hours when I am desperate, when I am ravenous, when I know how a star becomes a void.”
Raven Leilani, Luster

“I’m an open book,” I say, thinking of all the men who have found it illegible.”
Raven Leilani, Luster



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