Raven Leilani on Disco, Nail Polish, and Writing Like No One’s Watching
This Week on the So Many Damn Books Podcast
A Zoom session with Luster author Raven Leilani gets us into all sorts of things, from candles to disco to painting to amorality, and how you have to come to the page as though you don’t think anyone will read it. Also nail polish. And so much more. Plus, Raven brought us New People by Danzy Senna, which was tense and surprising and similarly casual about breaking and entering.
What’d you buy?
Christopher: Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley // theme park candles
Drew: Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
This Episode’s Recommendations:
Raven: a portable projector for screening movies at home
Drew: The Low Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado and Dani
Christopher: A 5-Year Diary (particularly Tamara Shopsin’s) // Polar Seltzer ‘mythical’ flavors
This week’s themed cocktail: