One of America’s most beloved writers and cultural critics Roxane Gay has announced her first ever live shows in the UK around her previously announced WOW Festival inclusion entitled Roxane Gay: With One ‘N’. The dates are 9th March at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, Saturday 11th March at Liverpool’s Philharmonic and Wednesday 15th March at Bath’s Forum – the latter will be live streamed on Fane Online.
This exhilarating evening with Roxane Gay will be a reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. Widely considered the leading feminist voice of our time, for these exclusive live events Roxane will explore topics ranging from politics, patriarchy, Beyoncé and reality television all in one sitting. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.
“I am so excited to visit Scotland for the first time and return to England visiting Liverpool, London, and Bath. The past several years have been turbulent here in the United States and abroad in the U.K. (Trump! January 6th! Brexit! BoJo! Harry and Meghan!). We have a lot to talk about and I can’t wait to start that conversation with you.” Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay’s work garners much international acclaim and words like “courage,” “humour,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when describing her. Roxane’s collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is universally 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, Roxane released her bestselling memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, which was called “Luminous…intellectually rigorous and deeply moving” by the New York Times. She also released her collection of short stories, Difficult Women. Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture was released in 2018, a valuable and searing anthology that has been described as “essential reading” and a “call to arms” by its readers. In 2020, Roxane released the short story Graceful Burdens, as an Amazon Single, as well as a graphic novel called The Sacrifice of Darkness. Roxane was the first black woman to lead a Marvel title, writing a comic series in the Black Panther universe called World of Wakanda.
Roxane hosts the Webby Award winning podcast The Roxane Gay Agenda where she has in depth conversations with interesting people. She also pens the “work friend” advice column for the New York Times, and in 2021 she began her own publishing imprint with Grove Atlantic, “Roxane Gay Books.” She has several books forthcoming including How to Be Heard, on writing advice and how to use your voice as well as The Year I Learned Everything, a YA novel. She is also at work on television and film projects including a film adaptation of Hunger and a television adaptation of her comic book The Banks.
Roxane fronts a small army of avid fans on social media and when she finds the time, she dominates the occasional Scrabble tournament.
Ticket booking link: www.fane.co.uk/roxane-gay
THURSDAY 26th JANUARY @ 10am – priority booking
FRIDAY 27th JANUARY @ 10am – general on sale