Books by Roxane Gay

THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2018 by Roxane Gay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"As ever, a welcome portrait of the state of the art in contemporary short fiction writing, a literature of resistance."
Politically charged, diverse installment of the long-running literary annual. Read full book review >
AYITI by Roxane Gay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2018

"Gay has addressed these subjects with more complexity since, but this debut amply contains the righteous energy that drives all her work."
A set of brief, tart stories mostly set amid the Haitian-American community and circling around themes of violation, abuse, and heartbreak. Read full book review >
HUNGER by Roxane Gay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2017

"An intense, unsparingly honest portrait of childhood crisis and its enduring aftermath."
A heart-rending debut memoir from the outspoken feminist and essayist. Read full book review >
DIFFICULT WOMEN by Roxane Gay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Not every story works, but Gay is an admirable risk-taker in her exploration of women's lives and new ways to tell their stories."
A collection of stories unified in theme—the struggles of women claiming independence for themselves—but wide-ranging in conception and form. Read full book review >
BAD FEMINIST by Roxane Gay
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An occasionally brilliant, hit-or-miss grab bag of pop-culture criticism."
Essayist, novelist and pop-culture guru Gay (An Untamed State, 2014, etc.) sounds off on the frustrating complexities of gender and race in pop culture and society as a whole. Read full book review >
AN UNTAMED STATE by Roxane Gay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A cutting and resonant debut."
A harrowing and emotionally cleareyed vision of one woman's ordeal during and after her kidnapping in Haiti. Read full book review >