Roxane Gay: Biography

Roxane Gay

Born in Omaha, Nebraska on Oct 15, 1974, Roxane Gay’s family kept shifting constantly during her childhood. This made it difficult for Roxane to mingle with other people and make any friends. So Roxane made books as her friends and involved herself into writing. Roxane acquired a good education with a doctorate in rhetoric and technical communication.

Roxane is known to the outside world as an American feminist writer. Roxane faced a terrible sexual assault at the age of 12 and this incident has great influence in almost all her works. Most of her works revolve around racism, sexuality and gender identity.

Apart from being an author, Roxane is an associate professor of creative writing at Purdue University; she is the founder of Tiny Hardcore Press and co-editor of PANK. Roxane’s great works includes, ‘Ayiti’, ‘An Untamed State’, ‘Bad Feminist’ and ‘Hunger’.

Roxane’s writing has found a place in many magazines and journals including The New York Times Book Review, Best Sex Writing 2012, Best American Short Stories 2012 and many more.

The multi talented Roxane Gay has one more talent to add in her kitty. Roxane is also a scrabble player in U.S and she loves playing.