The Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series presents bestselling author Roxane Gay on Tuesday, January 19, at 7:30 PM in the Schrott Center for the Arts.
Admission is free and open to the public to all events in the series. For more information, call 317-940-9861.
Gay’s work includes the novel Untamed (2014), the essay collection Bad Feminist (2014), and the short-story collection Aviti (2011). Her next book, Hunger, is due out in 2016. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and many other sources.
In November 2015, she won the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award for demonstrating exceptional courage in the defense of free expression. The judges said, “In her writing, she fights for women, for the LGBT community, people of color and anyone else who’s disenfranchised, who’s made to feel weak or small, and does so with passion and dedication.”
Gay will be followed in the series by poet Daisy Fried (February 2, Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room), author Lev Grossman (February 17, Atherton Union, Reilly Room), novelist/short-story writer Benjamin Percy (February 29, Schrott Center), poet Claudia Rankine (March 17, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall), and poet/National Book Award winner Marilyn Hacker (April 5, Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room).