Casey Gerald is the author of There Will Be No Miracles Here, a memoir that stands the American Dream narrative on its head, while straddling the complex intersection of race, class, religion and sexuality. There Will Be No Miracles Here was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR and The New York Times, was a finalist for the LAMBDA Literary Award, and a longlist selection for the Carnegie Medal for excellence in Nonfiction. Casey most recently published “The Black Art of Escape” in New York Magazine, which was selected by Longform as one of the best essays of 2019. Casey’s two TED Talks have been viewed over five million times, and he has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, as well as in The Guardian, the New York Review of Books, and many other outlets. He lives in Austin, Texas.