Roxane Gay is appearing in conversation with Liv Little, the founder of gal-dem, for her very first visit to the UK. The event will take place on Monday 10th December in Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.
During the event, according to Southbank Centre, Gay will bring "her candour and characteristic humour to contemporary culture" whilst touching on topics "from body image to Wakanda, and everything in between".
The US feminist wrote the bestselling essay collections Bad Feminist (Corsair) and Not That Bad (Atlantic), the latter an anthology on rape culture, as well as the memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body (Corsair), about the experiences, traumas and attitudes that shaped her changing relationship with her body and what they reveal about society as a whole. Her fiction also includes the novel An Untamed State and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti.
A spokesperson for Corsair said, as "a true inspiration to so many people", the event at Southbank Centre promised to be "a very special evening".
Ted Hodgkinson, head of Literature and Spoken Word at Southbank Centre, commented: "We are thrilled that Roxane Gay has chosen to make her UK debut exclusively at Southbank Centre. She is an essential voice for our times, beloved for her incisive wit, expansive humanity and sheer courage. We can't wait to welcome her to the Royal Festival Hall alongside gal-dem's Liv Little, whose pioneering platform has carved out space for young women of colour and their voices in contemporary culture. This conversation promises to round off an incredible year of literature at Southbank Centre."
Tickets are available on the Southbank Centre website, ranging in price between £15 and £35.