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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Roxanne Gay  

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Genre: C:ADULT C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1974 in Omaha, Nebraska



Illinois Connection

Gay was an assistant professor at Eastern Illinois University for four years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Roxane Gays writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeneys, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects. She also has a newsletter, The Audacity.

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