Roxane Gay Taking HUNGER Across America

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Ilana Masad

Staff Writer

Israeli American, queer, chronically ill, and forever reading, Ilana Masad is a book critic and fiction writer. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Tin House, McSweeney's, Joyland Magazine, and more. She is the founder and host of The Other Stories, a podcast that features new, emerging, and established fiction writers. Twitter: @ilanaslightly Blog: Slightly Ignorant

Roxane Gay’s long-awaited memoir, Hunger, is coming out this June, and EW announced that Gay will be taking the book on tour. Here at Book Riot, we’re jumping for joy to see this book being released, though the reasons Gay had for the delay are beyond legit. Last June, she tweeted that “the Hunger delay is pretty simple,” adding:

While many fans were frustrated with the delay, it seems like Gay’s appearance on This American Life’s episode dedicated to fat bodies was a helpful reminder that writing about one’s relationship to weight is hard. Even the seemingly all-powerful Roxane Gay is allowed to be affected by the way our society treats bodies that deviate from the norm.

Gay’s book tour for Hunger will take place over June and July of 2017 and encompasses 21 events in 20 cities (New York gets two appearances, one in a Manhattan Barnes & Noble, and one in Brooklyn – tickets for the latter don’t go on sale to the general public until 4/20). It’s probably no surprise that bookstores around the country are pretty excited for the author’s appearance:

And, clearly, readers are pretty darn excited too:

Some even want to book flights to other cities just so they can see more of her:

We get it, jackie – bc we are EXCITED too.

Check out whether Roxane Gay will be in a city near you, and prepare for some long-ass lines (it’s okay – it’s worth it):

Roxane Gay Book Tour Scheduule