Thread Book Hour: Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay

'Bad Feminist' by Roxane Gay
'Bad Feminist' by Roxane Gay
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The Fast and the Furious, feminism, CSI, and Little House on the Prairie. What do all those topics have in common? Writer Roxane Gay.

She has penned numerous articles about these topics and more for outlets like The New York Times, The Guardian and BuzzFeed.

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

Note, there is "colorful language" in the above audio.

Her 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." Her debut novel, "An Untamed State," was long listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. In 2017, Roxane released her highly anticipated memoir, "Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body," as well as a collection of short stories titled "Difficult Women."

Kerri Miller hosted Roxane Gay on stage at the Fitzgerald Theater on April 7, 2018.

To listen to their conversation, click the audio player above.

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