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Author of NYT Bestseller LUSTER. NBA 5 under 35. Luster out @ FSG now. Out @ Picador 1/21/21. Rep. Ellen Levine @ Trident. https://t.co/fCYsbBobOK

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Retweeted by Raven Leilanii just had to record myself reading this for a thing and ok yes maybe i made a point https://t.co/aeEjVeDXE1
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10/19
2020
Thanks to the New York Times for recommending my discussion with @RavenLeilani this Wednesday, hosted by… https://t.co/ZgHG4onuM4
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniHands down one of the best books I’ve read this year. https://t.co/W9uZJjDLTy
Retweeted by Raven Leilani'Luster by @RavenLeilani... is ridiculously amazing... it’s really direct and unabashed in its conversations around… https://t.co/ao8couwJxm
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @rckylrnts, @AngelNafis, @Danez_Smif, @seminewblack James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Phillis Wheatley, @warsan_shire, Ly… https://t.co/4t1Isronqz
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniThank you @RavenLeilani, took my time with this and so happy to let it wash over me https://t.co/fJfkmiiSF3
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniI'm going to need a little book of affirmations by @RavenLeilani. https://t.co/yWCSqzStOw
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniI've been savoring LUSTER by @RavenLeilani and am completely in awe of how it is the funniest AND sharpest AND most… https://t.co/iaKb2equ8s
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniThe wonder that is LUSTER by @RavenLeilani! Coming from @picadorbooks in Jan 2021 🔥 https://t.co/De68ylMXXr
Retweeted by Raven Leilanimy return to fiction reading was the phenomenal LUSTER by @RavenLeilani. started on Monday, finished last night.… https://t.co/8xrl3WBq7o
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @KishWidyaratna @lemelp Thank you @lemelp!
10/18
2020
Join us 10/20 for our 5 Under 35 ceremony in partnership with @MiamiBookFair honoring @k_mingchang @zafatistahttps://t.co/TwsVSK8s2C
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniRaven Leilani's electrifying debut novel LUSTER is earning praise from the likes of Zadie Smith, @CandiceC_W, Jess… https://t.co/ZMRzRCcpV8
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniHow it started::::::::::::How it’s going https://t.co/pE7lZDEqIa
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10/16
2020
Finished Luster in about 5 hours, altogether. @RavenLeilani did a thing no one else can do and I want you to know w… https://t.co/xjVKhPlyJj
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @CAMONGHNE This is so wonderful and so kind. Thank you so much for this.seeing it in print is so so cool 😭 https://t.co/TtV9Hguj71
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10/15
2020
Might just stay up and read @RavenLeilani’s addictive “Luster” in one long breeze.
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @KishWidyaratna 😬new new: "Deal," by K-Ming Chang: https://t.co/4pEepB1fsX @k_mingchang
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniI got to interview the amazing poet @francinejharris about her newest poetry collection. Read it here: https://t.co/cOECmWTtrD
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniI wrote about losing my mom during the pandemic, the love & support I received from friends, and why socially dista… https://t.co/X4Oy4TcxfR
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10/14
2020
I am precisely 5 pages into #Luster by @RavenLeilani and I'm already in love. Literary twitter was correct, it's as… https://t.co/oeEyUNq82j
Retweeted by Raven Leilanione of my favorite things to do when ppl gush about how amazing @RavenLeilani’s book is on the line level is to say… https://t.co/feeLh90iGq
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @kylecarrerolo Already extremely close to tears today so thank you Kylemost poets, of course, and then also toni morrison, garth greenwell, vladimir nabokov, anais nin, and @RavenLeilani https://t.co/t3tk2vPCzw
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @AriaAber Aria you are killing me putting me in this companySome of my faves have been mentioned already but to reiterate and add more heres: @tylrmntg @tayarisha @jatoviahttps://t.co/NXhAqXwS10
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniTonight! Need some brain food? At 7 pm see @RavenLeilani in conversation with Gail O'Neill, hosted by… https://t.co/2Tcz235M6R
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniTHANK YOU @dracm for this beauty. https://t.co/pdP9uU2qmVBeen up since 5.30am reading this cackling/weeping. #luster https://t.co/WQI30Sz1ZX
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniDon’t miss our author talk TONIGHT at 7pm with author @RavenLeilani as she discusses her debut novel, Luster, with… https://t.co/GybTJwCWSC
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10/13
2020
Just wanted to thank everyone who reached out about my family, and everyone who has lifted up my work. We’re all go… https://t.co/utKoCloXkBSailed through Luster by @RavenLeilani in a day and now I’m horny, depressed, and completely lost in life. But trul… https://t.co/Iroz4ASBHu
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniNow reading....Luster a novel, so far it’s cold, brutally smart, painful to read,raw and sad. Yet I can’t put it do… https://t.co/CMzTawqNtP
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @sairentohiru was riffing off of ffvii!
10/12
2020
@offbrandsanchez Thank you Brandon!
10/11
2020
@monetwithlove Monet it’s extraordinarykelela’s photoshoot for her ‘hallucinogen’ EP, photographed by timothy saccenti 2015 https://t.co/Ypuj7TkssC
Retweeted by Raven Leilani.@RavenLeilani is an absolute gift to this world 🖤 Huge thanks to @ThirdHouseBooks and @BurrowPress for co-hosting.… https://t.co/JaueXLzRUD
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @CombsSeth Thank you!If I can't list the books we publish (they're all great!) some of my favorites include @RavenLeilani's LUSTER,… https://t.co/OTr70vfpLf
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniReady to join the support group for people who’ve read Luster by @RavenLeilani in a single day and now can’t think… https://t.co/C4MZUpIymb
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @trufelman Thank you for this Avery--it was such a pleasure to talk with you
10/7
2020
@SarahNumber4 @ThirdHouseBooks @BurrowPress You are luminous! Thank you Sarah.this sonnet is in the new issue of @thenation. very grateful to kaveh akbar for selecting it and to everyone out th… https://t.co/uQ535PStpL
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniCongratulations to all the 2020 #NBAwards Finalists! https://t.co/DEY0SiVFWl
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniBeen looking forward for months to this event with @RavenLeilani tonight, about TRUE LOVE and her lush/luscious/lum… https://t.co/c4tYHBFFrT
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniSorry to do Proof Tweeting but the writing in Luster is just To Die For - I'm already so excited to see what… https://t.co/FWzGb8lmHJ
Retweeted by Raven Leilani"How can we hope to find a stable job when expendability is our most desirable asset?" @batkvetch's triple-threat… https://t.co/xWmInrJ8Cy
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @JuliaArmfield @KishWidyaratna Thank you Julia💕
10/6
2020
'ambitious, relevant, and necessary' - don't miss our #BookReview of "Luster" by @RavenLeilani, from @fsgbooks https://t.co/8NCPlWgMBV
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniThe October pick for our #GetLitWithAllOfIt book club with @WNYC is ‘Luster’ by @RavenLeilani! Tune in on Wednesday… https://t.co/pj9GSjNMeE
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniSpeaking of reading: a book I GULPED down recently. LUSTER by @RavenLeilani. Stunning. Sharp, funny, heartbreaking,… https://t.co/dalKN2Qss7
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniMy recent faves incl @cpburkejr , @billyjoebaldwin and @RavenLeilani https://t.co/yqxpLuN73D
Retweeted by Raven Leilani"I think to be human is to be unruly, to be a person who yearns and can be hurt. And that was important for me, to… https://t.co/m0qWbgkNem
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @SamEdwardsTO It was so wonderful talking with youHi internet pals, join me, @RavenLeilani, @megiddings, @NancyStarAuthor & @NicoleHrtn tonight at 8PM ET for… https://t.co/ODzguMjbRq
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @BeeBabs Bolu!! Thank you for this 💕So excited to virtually hang out with some of the best writers out there this coming Monday (10/5) -- Join me,… https://t.co/OBiohThJts
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10/5
2020
@CharlotteMende1 @nycnovel Thank you!
10/2
2020
Thank you @Center4Fiction and @fsgbooks. This is incredible. Shout out to @aminamemory @dracm @hilsaphinahttps://t.co/VMLdEuHBNcI reviewed @RavenLeilani’s debut novel LUSTER for the Sept/Oct issue of @WomensReview and called it “A masterpiece… https://t.co/JzvvFicUBv
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniHappy publication day to @SafiyaSinclair and her debut Cannibal! A @Guardian anticipated book 2020 'Entrancing' M… https://t.co/xxm5LfhVYO
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniBig thanks to @AudioFileMag for this earphone award and thank you to the incredible @BlakeNeema for lending your vo… https://t.co/xAMFFccFntAdvance notice of joy 📣📣🚨: LUSTER by @RavenLeilani is amazing. Brutal funny profound and dark as hell. My new fav… https://t.co/zAmqQSguWf
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniGreat to see Luster by @RavenLeilani in @csittenfeld's cultural highlights for @guardian. Out from @picadorbooks in… https://t.co/XNDEYkDqjc
Retweeted by Raven Leilanifrom @RavenLeilani 's 'luster'. i tore through it and stayed up late to stay in it. after, i thought about how inte… https://t.co/LpSgaG34pB
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniDeep into @theshrutster's gorgeous stories, A House Is a Body. So looking forward to cracking @RavenLeilani's Luste… https://t.co/9v48IHiKMQ
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniYeah, this was bloody great. Lots of fun with a huge amount to say about race, class, relationships and power. Hope… https://t.co/5smXz9GWSg
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10/1
2020
Tomorrow, 7pm EDT! Join us for a fun virtual reading with @The_Rumpus and @pankmagazine! featuring @whoismimshttps://t.co/k6Rcxiulul
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniAfter hearing me rave about the incredible Raven Leilani and her amazing novel Luster for the last two months,… https://t.co/mZeuyI7S7A
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @SafiyaSinclair @MitchSJackson You and @MitchSJackson are perfect. It brings me so much joy to know they have a home with you💕"The air was shot through with that particular sick, yellow light of fire country." I wrote about wildfires, lost… https://t.co/oDDbace9Ei
Retweeted by Raven Leilaniomg I tried writing a "my book is out today!!! TODAY" tweet so many times but I'm incoherent!! With gratitude and r… https://t.co/2u8DjNh3TU
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniThank God for poetry. Thank god for @itsKayPrice. A gift. https://t.co/Ho5D9vx6MH
9/30
2020
This week my brother passed away. He was a brilliant artist, the reason I wanted to be one. He left so much beautif… https://t.co/L7Xe8696Mm
9/24
2020
She's a cover star! Thrilled @RavenLeilani is on @thebookseller cover in a fantastic profile by @aliceokbooks. 'LU… https://t.co/JcDR4qouTW
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @KishWidyaratna @thebookseller @aliceokbooks @picadorbooks @gabrielaquattro @Trident_Media Thank you so much for this @aliceokbooks.
9/23
2020
I feel such gratitude to be included in this brilliant group. Thank you @nationalbook @fsgbooks and thank you to th… https://t.co/JjN3luO0sX
9/22
2020
Excited to talk with the brilliant @rachelkhong tonight! https://t.co/uYqWFxn3ylHello, Twitter people! Tomorrow, Sept. 17, I'm talking to @RavenLeilani about her brilliant novel, LUSTER, for… https://t.co/PJNzPsCamO
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniSo excited to host an online conversation with @RavenLeilani next month, in partnership with Brooklyn's wonderful… https://t.co/yjpAd53Jlr
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniRegister at the link for our Oct 5 reading featuring @megiddings @RavenLeilani @amyshearn and @NancyStarAuthor !!!… https://t.co/LkPTl55Fgh
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniJoin TRUE LOVE author @SarahNumber4 for a live, virtual conversation with @Ravenleilani (author of LUSTER) on Octob… https://t.co/khf55xs2Vu
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniThe Antibody returns Thursday, September 24th at 8pm Eastern with a 🌟🌟🌟 lineup, featuring @kellijoford (Crooked Hal… https://t.co/RCZxp6iOEw
Retweeted by Raven Leilani145: zoomin' with @RavenLeilani, and boy do we talk about books a lot in this episode. Her book & other books, new… https://t.co/DY4klyPQo6
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9/17
2020
@HeauxlyThot !!!!! Gioooo
9/16
2020
Everyone pay attention!! Tonight, @BookSoup is hosting a conversation between 2 incredibly thoughtful and talented… https://t.co/2M2kkX1HsT
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniMy aunt called to check in because my paintings have been “a little melancholy lately” 😭 so I tried to do something… https://t.co/vCyCWKpAceI got an extra copy of Luster by @RavenLeilani in the mail, and I’m thinking about doing a giveaway for it on my In… https://t.co/d2TguGCses
Retweeted by Raven LeilaniBeen thinking about this page of LUSTER a lot, @RavenLeilani's astonishing debut https://t.co/kWH6vQ8PVF
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @rakeshsatyal Thank you Rakesh!"'Luster' evokes Ralph Ellison’s 'Invisible Man,' not necessarily for Ellison’s political meanings, but for the sta… https://t.co/wyjuhupej2
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9/15
2020
@tkiramadden 💕💕💕
9/14
2020
“I was 15 and he was 22...” Thank you @AshWrites, @getnicced, & @brownbookworm for bravely sharing your stories,… https://t.co/q1TUVl60vT
Retweeted by Raven Leilani @frumpenberg @manadurphy So glad I landed on this instead of a v unhinged mission statement on adolescent tomboy thirst and Jeternot to be out of control, but I just finished Luster by @RavenLeilani and Grand by @saraschaefer1 and both were inc… https://t.co/uLZ5NH8waY
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9/11
2020
Wrote about health insurance as our new happy ending by looking at great novels by @RavenLeilani, @lilykingbooks, a… https://t.co/sIb8DLuFa3
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9/10
2020

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