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Roxane Gay        

Author of Famous Novels "Bad Feminist" and "Untamed State; Writer and Professor

Roxane Gay writes some of the most violent and disturbing literary fiction, and if her writing isn't an indication of where this subgenre is heading, then nothing is. The stories that Gay reveals to us, as confessional memories, as journalistic accountings, hold nothing back. It is the horror of our modern society--the hypocrisy of man--not the hairy beasts in the woods or the mutated legends in the sewers that frighten and scar us. Her female protagonists shrug off their youth, the molestation and neglect, a skin to be left behind; the racism and rape in our modern-day society brutal examples of the darkness that waits around almost every corner, lives next door, or perhaps grew up in your very own house.

Gay’s writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best Sex Writing, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy Culture blog, and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK and essays editor for The Rumpus. She teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University. She also authored a novel, "An Untamed State," and an essay collection, "Bad Feminist." She is at work on both fiction and nonfiction projects. Gay released "Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body" in 2017.

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'An Untamed State,' by Roxane Gay - The Washington Post

Roxane Gay doesn't make it easy to recommend her riveting first novel. Set in modern-day Haiti, “An Untamed State” is the story of an American lawyer who's ...

Roxane Gay on inequality and those left behind - CBS News

Roxane Gay, author ("An Untamed State," "Bad Feminist: Essays"); columnist, Salon; Named one of 25 Women Poised to Lead the Culture by Flavorwire. Is there ...

Roxane Gay announces 'Difficult Women,' delays 'Hunger' | EW.com

Roxane Gay has some book news for you. The acclaimed novelist and cultural critic announced on Twitter Friday that her next book will be a short story ...

Real-Life Superhero Roxane Gay Is Writing Queer Black Women ...

"I'm the first black woman to write for Marvel," Gay explains. ... Roxane Gay, the author of several books including Bad Feminist, An Untamed State and the ...

Roxane Gay will write a Black Panther companion series for Marvel ...

Feminist writer Roxane Gay and poet Yona Harvey will write a Marvel comic series set in the same world as Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther series, The New  ...

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