“Myriam es una diosa furiosa”

-LUIS ALBERTO URREA

CREEP

Book cover of Myriam Gurba's Creep

“[A] ruthless and razor-sharp essay collection.” The Millions

“This book is ceremony: beautiful, difficult, and important” Imani Perry

“Absorbing. . . Gurba turns her unblinking gaze to life’s cruelties, weaving together disparate threads that somehow hold in the end.” Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times

“Witty, confident, and effortlessly provocative, Gurba writes about the things that piss her off with poison and precision, sometimes daring readers to look for themselves in the tangled complicity flowchart. . . Creep goes to some dark places, but there’s something joyous about Gurba’s righteous and ravenous worldview.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“[Myriam Gurba] is the mother of intersectional Latinx identity.” —Cosmopolitan

“Truly exceptional. . . Gurba’s lyrical prose forces us to face the sexism, racism, homophobia, and other systems of oppression that allow some Americans to get away with murder while the rest of us live in constant fear. Every piece is rife with well-timed humor and surprising conclusions, many of which come from the author’s staggering command of history. Profoundly insightful, thoroughly researched, incredibly inventive, and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is a masterpiece of wit and vulnerability.” —Kirkus *starred review*

“Myriam Gurba is the most fearless writer in America. And most generous and kind to those who have no champion, while setting fire to the towers of the villainous. Long may she reign.”

Luis Alberto Urrea, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Good Night, Irene

“Honest and darkly funny, the book is riddled with moments that will have you nodding, cringing, and crying right along with the author.”

Harper’s Bazaar

“Like most truly great books, Mean made me laugh, cry and think. Myriam Gurba’s a scorchingly good writer.”

Cheryl Strayd, NYTimes

“What makes this so good? There are many answers, beginning with Gurba’s radical and necessary empathy.”

David Ulin, Alta Online

“A scalding memoir that comes with a full accounting of the costs of survival, of being haunted by those you could not save and learning to live with their ghosts.

Parul Sehgal, NYTimes

“Stop everything and read this brave and tender book.”

Carmen Giménez Smith, Oprah Magazine

Bio

Myriam Gurba is a writer and activist. Her first book, the short story collection Dahlia Season, won the Edmund White Award for debut fiction. O, the Oprah Magazine, ranked her true crime memoir Mean as one of the best LGBTQ books of all time. Creep, her most recent book, is a finalist for a National Book Critics’ Circle award in criticism. The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Vox, and Paris Review have published her work. She is a co-founder of Dignidad Literaria, a grassroots organization committed to combatting racism in the book world. She is active in the anti-rape movement.