The Sacrifice of Darkness: A Virtual Conversation with Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby

We are thrilled to present The Sacrifice of Darkness: A Virtual Conversation with Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby on Tuesday, November 10 at 7pm. You can purchase the gorgeous graphic novel through this page. Please join the Crowdcast at

About the Authors and Illustrator: Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018, Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Harper’s Bazaar, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, 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 New York Times bestselling 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. 

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.

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.

About the Book: “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 bestselling 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. 

Follow 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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 7:00pm
The Sacrifice of Darkness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684156245
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Archaia - October 27th, 2020