Nebraska Authors

Roxane Gay

Born 1974 Omaha, NE (USA)

Roxane Gay is an award-winning and best selling author of novels, memoirs, short stories, essays, and more. She has written articles for print and online publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Elle, Buzzfeed, and many, many others. In any form, her writing carries messages of social and cultural criticism.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Charleston, IL
New Jersey
New Hampshire

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Other


Feminism; Memoir; Graphic Novel


BA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
MA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
PhD, Michigan Technological University, 2010


Assistant Professor of English

Places Worked

Eastern Illinois University
Purdue University


New York Times bestselling author
PEN literary award for An Untamed State


Girl Crush: Women's Erotic Fantasies. 2010. (Editor)
Ayiti. 2011.
An Untamed State. 2014.
Bad Feminist. 2014.
Black Panther: World of Wakanda. 2016.
Difficult Women. 2017.
Hunger. 2017.
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture. 2018.
Take Us to a Better Place. 2020. (e-book)

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