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Roxane Gay: With One “N”

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media

Please note: This event is sold out.

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose work has garnered 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.

Gay’s collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is widely 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, Gay released her highly anticipated memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, as well as a collection of short stories titled Difficult Women. Gay is a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times, was the coeditor of PANK, and formerly was the nonfiction 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.