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Activision Blizzard’s Raven Software workers vote to form industry’s first union

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Workers in a division of video game company Activision Blizzard have voted to unionize, creating the first labor union at a major US gaming firm. A small group of Wisconsin-based quality assurance testers at Activisio...

Raven Leilani: ‘I was flying by the seat of my pants’

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Raven Leilani is the author of Luster, a kinetic, award-winning debut novel whose fans include Barack Obama. Now published in paperback, it tells the story of Edie, a young black woman trying to find her way as a pain...

Raven Leilani wins Dylan Thomas prize for ‘fearless’ novel Luster

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The American novelist Raven Leilani has won the £20,000 Swansea University Dylan Thomas prize, with her “fearless” debut Luster, about a young black woman who begins dating a white man in an open marriage. The award i...

‘I learned about storytelling from Final Fantasy’: novelist Raven Leilani on Luster and video games

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There is an extraordinary and telling moment in Raven Leilani’s acclaimed novel Luster, about a young black woman who has an affair with a middle-aged white man and ends up living with his family. The woman, Edie, is ...