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Roxane Gay



Roxane Gay, PhD, is an American author, editor, and professor whose fiction, essays, and commentaries focus on feminism, identity, and the experience of being a woman in modern American culture.

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Difficult Women

Difficult Women tells of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail.

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . .

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The Best American Short Stories 2018

“I am looking for the artful way any given story is conveyed,” writes Roxane Gay in her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2018, “but I also love when a story has a powerful message, when a story teaches me something about the world.

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Ayiti

Clever and haunting by turns, Ayiti explores the Haitian diaspora experience. A married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed.

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Not that Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture

In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely...

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Roxane Gay Reads from Difficult Women and Talks with Saeed Jones

The author of Bad Feminist, Gay has two new books on the way: the short-story collection Difficult Women and Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. She reads from Difficult Women, followed by a conversation with BuzzFeed’s Saeed Jones.

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Roxane Gay on Clothes in the Workplace: 'I Have Never Been Good at Dressing Like a Woman'

High heels, stockings and makeup – employers have long dictated the appearance of female employees. In an extract from a new book, the writer and commentator talks about finding comfort and confidence through her clothes.

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Roxane Gay Shares Writing Tips: On Finding the Why

Everyone has a story to tell. Join best-selling author Roxane Gay to find your story, craft your truth, and write to make a difference.

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Roxane Gay, Feminism and Difficult Women | Appel Salon

From the author of Bad Feminist comes a new collection of short stories. Difficult Women gives voice to a chorus of unforgettable women. With Good Morning Toronto host, Garvia Bailey.

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Roxane Gay Talks “Hunger” And “Not That Bad” In DC

Roxane Gay discusses her books, “Hunger” And “Not That Bad”, at a Politics and Prose event at Sixth and I on 6/13/18.

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