Roxane Gay, Author of Bad Feminist and Hunger
Monday, March 6, 2017
Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm
4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Tickets for this lecture are sold out.
Roxane Gay is an internationally acclaimed novelist, essayist and cultural critic who brilliantly tackles issues of race, gender, and culture with wit and ferocity. Her bestselling collection of essays Bad Feminist is considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism. NPR named it one of the best books of the year and Salon declared the book “trailblazing.” Gay newest book, Difficult Women, is a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.
Gay is a contributing opinion writer and book reviewer for The New York Times. Her writing has also appeared in The Guardian, Fortune, Time, The Nation, Salon, McSweeney’s, Tin House, and many other publications. She is the author of Ayiti, a story collection about Haiti, its people and the Haitian diaspora and An Untamed State; a novel of privilege in the face of crushing poverty.
Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when describing Roxane Gay. She is an associate professor of English at Purdue University.
Squirrel Hill’s local independent bookstore Classic Lines Books & More will be selling copies of Gay’s books before and after the lecture.
Presented in partnership with the United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh
More about Roxane Gay:
- Roxane’s Website
- Roxane’s Tumblr
- Watch Roxane’s TED Talk
- Listen to an interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition
Made Possible by the Drue Heinz Trust