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Raven Leilani

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Raven Leilani Baptiste is an American writer who publishes under the name Raven Leilani. She published her debut novel Luster in 2020.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Luster (2020)
Raven Leilani recommends
Great Expectations (2024)
Vinson Cunningham
"In Great Expectations, gospel is both a formative rhythm and a means of seduction. Cunningham writes thoughtfully about aspiration, fatalism, and the complexity of bearing witness to the creation of a mythology. I always look forward to reading his work."
Martyr! (2024)
Kaveh Akbar
"Kaveh Akbar renders the full spectrum of life, and death, with great beauty and care."
The New Naturals (2023)
Gabriel Bump
"The New Naturals explores how grief can become aspiration, how aspiration can become wildness. Bump writes so tenderly about the human error endemic to man-made things---community, partnership, love."

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Anthologies containing stories by Raven Leilani
A Darker Shade of Noir (2023)
New Stories of Body Horror by Women Writers
edited by
Joyce Carol Oates

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