Roxane Gay shot to fame with her bestselling collection of essays Bad Feminist. Roxane has applied her razor-sharp literary talent to a new collection of short stories, Difficult Women. She joins Durga Chew-Bose for an unforgettable conversation about what constitutes a difficult woman and what inspires the darkness in her work. Amid the current political and social turmoil, Roxane’s deadeye wit and immeasurable courage may be what we need.

Supported by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences. Durga Chew-Bose supported by the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney.

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Durga Chew-Bose (International)

Durga Chew-Bose is a Montreal-born writer. Her work has appeared in publications includingÊThe Globe and MailThe Hairpin, Lenny LetterÊandÊThe Guardian.ÊHer debut collection of essays,ÊToo Much and Not the Mood,Êwas inspired by a 1931 Virginia Woolf diary entry. ItÊexplores culture, writing, and identity and the result is a lyrical and piercingly insightful collection of essays written in her own brand of essay-meets-prose poetry. Durga is currently teaching a non-fiction writing workshop at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.