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Garrard Conley

Garrard Conley is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Boy Erased as well as the creator and co-producer of the podcastUnErased: The History of Conversion Therapy in America. His work has been published by The New York Times, Oxford American, TIME and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others.  Conley is a graduate of Brooklyn College’s MFA program, where he was a Truman Capote Fellow specializing in fiction.  He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Kennesaw State University.