The Year of Roxane Gay

untamed-sized“Let this be the year of Roxane Gay,” wrote Time Magazine’s Nolan Feeny in a review last May.

Humanities alumna Roxane Gay (PhD in Rhetoric and Technical Communication, 2010) is gaining international acclaim as a novelist and cultural critic. This summer her collection of essays entitled Bad Feminist, has been named one of the the 11 “Best New Books” of the year by People Magazine (August 24, 2014), She is also the author of a novel, An Untamed State, and a collection of poems, stories and essays, Ayiti. In addition to these books and many essays in print and on-line, Roxane Gay is a co-editor of the literary/cultural journal PANK, published from Michigan Tech’s Humanities Department. Roxane is an associate professor of English at Purdue University.


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