Announcing Our 2021 Grubby Award Winner: Roxane Gay

We're thrilled to announce that we're giving our annual Grubby Award at Lit Up this year to best-selling author Roxane Gay.

Since 2015, the Grubby Award has been given to a writer at Lit Up who exemplifies the literary excellence and generosity of spirit to fellow writers, readers, and one’s wider community that is at the core of GrubStreet’s mission.

Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects. She also has a newsletter, The Audacity.

You can join Roxane Gay and the whole GrubStreet community online for the 2021 Lit Up showcase and fundraiser on Wednesday, September 29th. Learn more & buy tickets.

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