Roxane Wins “Best Rant”

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Electric Literature is embarking on a new ranking system that will most definitely change the way you reflect on the past month of online book reviews. It’s called the Critical Hit Awards, and only three reviews are picked per month.

We’re excited and honored that Roxane Gay won “Best Rant” for her essay, “The Solace of Preparing Fried Foods and Other Quaint Remembrances from 1960s Mississippi: Thoughts on The Help,” saying, “This review is so genuine and off-the-cuff that critics who have argued the other side of this debate seem like apologists and equivocators by comparison.” Congrats Roxane and thanks to Electric Lit for the much- deserved superlative!


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