FEMINIST author and cultural critic Roxane Gay has announced her first-ever live show in Scotland.

The US writer has garnered international acclaim with her collection of essays Bad Feminist, and other works exploring modern feminism.

Gay will also perform her first live shows in London, Liverpool and Bath, next month.

But first, the acclaimed author will take to the stage at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Thursday, March 9 with her show Roxane Gay: With one 'N'. 

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Speaking ahead of the event, Gay said: "I am so excited to visit Scotland for the first time and return to England visiting Liverpool, London, and Bath.

"The past several years have been turbulent here in the United States and abroad in the UK (Trump! January 6th! Brexit! BoJo! Harry and Meghan!).

"We have a lot to talk about and I can't wait to start that conversation with you." 

The audience can expect a "reflective, no-holds-barred" exploration of feminism and social criticism where Gay will explore topics ranging from politics, patriarchy, Beyonce and reality television, during the event. 

NPR named Bad Feminist one of the best books of the year, while Salon declared the book “trailblazing.”

An Untamed State, Gay's debut novel, was long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. She was the first black woman to lead a Marvel title, writing a comic series in the Black Panther universe called World of Wakanda.

She also hosts the award-winning The Roxane Gay Agenda, pens the "work friend" advice column for the New York Times and launched her own publishing imprint with Grove Atlantic, Roxane Gay Books, in 2021. 

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She is also reportedly working with Channing Tatum on a "fun and sexy" romance novel, following the US actor's foray into the world of children's books. 

Gay was also one of 1500 names in the publishing world who signed an open letter offering support to the trans communities in the US and Canada, following a fierce row over Harry Potter author JK Rowling's comment that "sex isn't real" in 2020. 

Tickets for Gay's Edinburgh show are priced from £25 to £35.