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Roxane Gay

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

"In the world of writers  Roxane Gay is a rock star" -- Molly McArdle, Brooklyn Magazine

There is no one else in literature today quite like Roxane Gay. From her piercingly beautiful short stories to her bracing and hilarious essays on feminism, pop culture, and identity, she has transformed the national conversation. Now, with the publication of her new book, Hunger, this lion of the literary world discusses one of her most challenging subjects yet -- herself. Years in the making, Hunger shares the sometimes public and often private struggle Gay has fought with her body and the world it must navigate through.

Raw, honest, and heartbreaking, Gay's Hunger is one of the most-anticipated books of the year. This is Gay at her most revealing yet.

Roxane Gay's writing has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, 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 Journals 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. Her novel, She is the author of three books--Ayiti, An Untamed State, and Bad Feminist. She very much wants a tiny baby elephant.

Later Event: June 29
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