Roxane Gay: With One N
April 20, 2022 at 7:30pm
Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic garnering international acclaim for her reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism.
Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when describing Roxane. Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist,
is universally considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism. NPR named it one of the best books of the year and Salon declared the book “trailblazing.” Her powerful debut novel, An Untamed State,
was long listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. In 2017, Roxane released her bestselling memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body,
which was called “Luminous... intellectually rigorous and deeply moving” by The New York Times. She also released her collection of short stories, Difficult Women.
In 2018, she released Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture,
a valuable and searing anthology edited by Roxane; it has been described as “essential reading” and a “call to arms” by its readers. In 2020, Roxane released Graceful Burdens,
an incisive collection of funny, enraging, and hopeful stories of women’s empowerment and escape, as well as a graphic novel called The Sacrifice of Darkness.
Roxane co-hosts Hear to Slay
with Tressie McMillan Cottom — a podcast with an intersectional perspective on celebrity, culture, politics, art, life, love, and more. She is also a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times,
was the co-editor of PANK,
and formerly was the non-fiction editor at The Rumpus.
Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Nation
and many other publications. She was the first black woman to ever write for Marvel, writing a comic series in the Black Panther
universe called World of Wakanda.