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Roxane Gay: The Audacity


Writer, speaker and cultural icon Roxane Gay returns to Australia for an entertaining and enlightening conversation about her extraordinary body of work, her dedication to uplifting emerging voices, and to offer her famously sharp takes on feminism, race and politics.

Gay is committed to amplifying voices and passing the microphone around. Following critical acclaim for her bestselling works, including Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and Hunger, Gay is turning the spotlight on powerful new literary talent through her newsletter, The Audacity and the accompanying Audacious Book Club. Her work in promoting emerging talent doesn’t stop there – last year she launched her own publishing imprint, Roxane Gay Books, which seeks to publish and support works of fiction, poetry and nonfiction from underrepresented perspectives.

As one of America’s most beloved social commentators, Gay walks the walk of the topics she explores. In March, she joins writer, commentator and gender equality advocate Jamila Rizvi to discuss her unapologetic and audacious approach to writing and culture, while opening doors for others along the way.

The bookseller for this event is Brunswick Bound

Supported by Future Women

An audio recording of this event will be released in the near future.


Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is the author of the novel An Untamed State, Bad Feminist: Essays and the story collection Ayiti. Her work has also appeared in Glamour, Best American Short Stories, and the New York Times Book Review. She is the co-editor of PANK. ... Read more

Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi is Deputy Managing Director at Nine’s Future Women. She is a best-selling author for adults and children and an opinion columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Jamila hosts a number of podcasts, The Weekend Briefing, Anonymous Was A Woman and The Secret Life of Carers. Sh... Read more


Plenary 2 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf Victoria Australia

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