Raven Leilani - You're Booked

This week we are incredibly excited to welcome the author of one of our, and Barack Obama's, favourite books. Raven Leilani's Luster has, quite rightly, taken the literary world by storm. As well as making Obama's 2020 book list, it's won the Kirkus Prize and been a New York Times bestseller. Sexy, funny and incredibly prescient, it is a book for our times and Raven is a writer of extreme skill and enormous promise. We talked to Raven about unlikeable characters, fantasy movie adaptations, fan fiction and sexy vampires.


Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Raven Leilani - Luster

Patricia Lockwood - No One is Talking About This

Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov - Pnin

Dylan Thomas- Collected Poems

Allen Ginsberg - Howl

Morgan Parker - There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé

Zadie Smith - Intimations

Anne Rice - Interview With the Vampire

Richard Matheson - I Am Legend

Brian K. Vaughan - Saga

Alison Bechdel - Fun Home

Michael Chabon - Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay 

Jennifer Egan - Visit From the Goon Squad

Emily Nussbaum - I Like To Watch

Robert Jones Jr - The Prophets

Susan Choi - My Education

Halle Butler - New Me

Candice Carty-Williams - Queenie

Ottessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Jia Tolentino - Trick Mirror

Maisy Card - These Ghosts are Family

Megan Giddings - Lakewood

Emily Temple - Lightness

Sarah Gerard - True Love

Alexandra Chang - Days of Distraction

Morgan Jerkins - Caul Baby

Elizabeth Gilbert -

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