Virtual Event: Roxane Gay, Rebecca Kirby, and Tracy Lynne Oliver


The Sacrifice of Darkness

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November 17, 2020
8:00 PM ET


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$30.00 (book and signed bookplate included)

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes artist REBECCA KIRBY and authors ROXANE GAY and TRACY LYNNE OLIVER for a discussion of their graphic novel The Sacrifice of Darkness, adapted from Roxane's New York Times bestselling story, "We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness."


All tickets include a copy of The Sacrifice of Darkness and a bookplate signed by all three speakers.


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About The Sacrifice of Darkness

“When I was a young girl, my husband’s father flew an air machine into the sun. Since then, the days have been dark, the nights bright.”

Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay’s New York Times short story “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness” as a full-length graphic novel, expanding an unforgettable world where a tragic event forever bathes the world in darkness. 

Following one woman’s powerful journey through this new landscape as she discovers love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As she challenges notions of identity, guilt, and survival she’ll find that no matter the darkness, there remains sources of hope that can pierce the veil.

Rebecca Kirby
Rebecca Kirby

Rebecca Kirby

Rebecca Kirby is a comic artist and illustrator based out of Philadelphia best known for her original comics, Biopsy and Cramps, which have been featured on Vice and Waves, featured in Fantagraphics Now: The New Comics Anthology #4.

Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Harper’s Bazaar, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and Hunger: A Memoir of My Body. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel and the editor of Best American Short Stories 2018. She is currently at work on film and television projects, a book of writing advice, an essay collection about television and culture, and a YA novel entitled The Year I Learned Everything. In 2018, she won a Guggenheim fellowship.

Photo credit: Reginald Cunningham

Tracy Lynne Oliver
Tracy Lynne Oliver

Tracy Lynne Oliver

Tracy Lynne Oliver is a writer based in Los Angeles. She has been published online at a variety of places such as Medium, Fanzine and Occulum.  Her story, "This Weekend" was chosen to be in Best Microfiction 2019. This is her first graphic novel adaptation.

Photo Credit: Brandon V. Lopez

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