Roxane Gay, bestselling author of Hunger and Bad Feminist Fall 2018 WGS Colloquium Series

Date: Time: 7:00 pm
Nebraska Union Room: Centennial Room
Additional Info: NU
Contact: Sara Anderson,
Free and open to the public. No advance tickets/reservations required, but seating is limited. The event will be live streamed by IANR Media (available at After the reading, doors open again for book signing.

Roxane Gay is an author, cultural critic, and UNL English alumna whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred
exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

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 highly anticipated memoir, HUNGER: A MEMOIR OF (MY) BODY, as well as a collection of short stories titled DIFFICULT WOMEN.

Roxane is 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 also appeared in MCSWEENEY’S, THE NATION and many other publications. She recently became the first black woman to ever write for Marvel, writing a comic series in the BLACK PANTHER universe called WORLD OF WAKANDA. Roxane fronts a small army of avid fans on social media and when she finds the time, she dominates the occasional Scrabble tournament.

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