22 – 28 October


Big Problems: Making Sense of 2020 in conversation with Roxane Gay

Thursday, 22 Oct

“I look at how women are treated the world over and anger seems a perfectly reasonable response.” Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is an American writer, professor, editor and commentator whose candour and radical honesty continue to win her legions of fans. She is adored for her unique capacity to be inspirational yet completely relatable. Her books include Ayiti, An Untamed State, Difficult Women and two New York Times bestsellers, Bad Feminist and Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. She is also working on a number of film and tv projects and wrote World of Wakanda for Marvel.

She joins us to talk about writing as a cry for help, using books to fight racism, why she rejects ‘identity politics’ and lots more…

In conversation with writer Jessica Traynor, author of The Quick, an Irish Times Poetry Choice for 2019.

The Gutter Bookshop is sad they can’t be at the festival in person this year but you can browse (and purchase!) books by the featured authors at the special ILFDublin festival shop - CLICK HERE. And remember that there’s no postage to pay in Ireland if you spend over €30 or if you choose to collect your books from either of our bookshops. Just choose the ‘Free Shipping’ or ‘Click & Collect’ options at checkout!