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Roxane Gay is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and Hunger (forthcoming in 2017). Her writing has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Best American Short Stories, Best Sex Writing, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. Roxane was the 2015 winner of the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write award, a prize given to those who write in the face of extreme adversity or demonstrate exceptional courage defending free expression.