‘Hunger’ author coming to DePauw for two April 17 events

Friday, April 12, 2019
Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay, author of the New York Times best-sellers “Bad Feminist” and “Hunger,” is coming to DePauw University next week for two public events.

On Wednesday, April 17, Gay will hold a craft talk at 4:15 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall, located within the Green Center for the Performing Arts. That evening at 7:30 she will present a reading, “Roxane with One N,” in Kresge Auditorium, which is also in the Green Center.

Both events are free and open to all and are presented by the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series.

“Roxane Gay has a powerful voice and a packed schedule,” began a February article in Los Angeles magazine. “The acclaimed author, whose works include ‘Bad Feminist’ and ‘Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body,’ has a ninth book coming out this spring, a comic book on the way, film and TV projects in development, and a gig as a contributing op-ed writer for the u. She somehow gets it all done while jetting back and forth among her home in Los Angeles, Yale, where she’s a Presidential Fellow, and her many appearances and engagements ... She even finds time to tweet prolifically.”

Formerly an assistant professor at Eastern Illinois and Purdue universities, Gay joined the Yale faculty last year.

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