Yesterday, Roxane Gay was awarded the Guggenheim Award in the Creative Arts category.
Author Roxane Gay won a Guggenheim Award, given by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, in the General Nonfiction category.
What’s a Guggenheim Award? Only one of the most celebrated, appreciated, and most prestigious awards given out to creatives! So, the award-winning author is one of just 175 people to receive it. It’s given to authors and other accomplished folks to facilitate their creating more!
I once had the opportunity to interview Roxane Gay, and I was extremely surprised at how humble she was in spite of all her accomplishments. What a blessing that she’s gotten this award! I’m sure a lot more others will come!
So far, she’s written Ayiti, and Untamed State both of which are Haiti-themed. I hope Haiti is a subject that she revisits again. As you may know, Roxane Gay was born and raised in Nebraska to Haitian parents. Would be proud of her anyway, but you know the Haitian factor makes you like her even more!
Hunger, Bad Feminist, two nonfiction works that she’s released, have stunned the international literary world, not to mention her writing the Marvel Comics World of Wakanda series too!
Congrats again, Roxane Gay.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Silverberg/The Guardian
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