Roxane Gay Discusses 'Not That Bad' and 'Hunger'

THU, JUN 14, 2018 (1:27)

Roxane Gay is a cultural critic and the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, Gay has written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon. Her fiction has also been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2012, The Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and other anthologies. Hear a conversation about her recent works, the new anthology Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture and the bestselling Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. Read about Roxane Gay and the reach of the #MeToo movement here.

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Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection _Bad Feminist_, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel _An Untamed State_, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; the short story collections _Difficult Women_ and _Ayiti_; the bestselling _Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body_; and editor of the new anthology _Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture_. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, Gay has written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon. Her fiction has also been selected for _The Best American Short Stories 2012_, _The Best American Mystery Stories 2014_, and other anthologies. She is the author of _World of Wakanda_ for Marvel. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana, and sometimes Los Angeles. Photo: Roxane Gay on Facebook

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