Garrard Conley!

We thought we would celebrate the end of the week by telling you all the wonderful news that Garrard Conley, author of New York Times bestselling memoir BOY ERASED, will be speaking at Unbound next April.

We’re especially pleased about this because Garrard was supposed to come to this year’s festival, but was unable to attend at the last minute. Since last April, of course, a film based on the book (starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe) has been released, to huge acclaim. (If you haven’t seen it yet, you totally should.)

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Garrard is also a creator and producer of the podcast UnErased, which explores the history of conversion therapy in America through interviews, historical documents, and archival materials provided by the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C. 

His work can be found in The New York TimesTIMEVICECNNBuzzFeedThemVirginia Quarterly Review, and The Huffington Post, among other places. Conley lives in New York City with his husband, and is currently at work on a novel about queer 18th century lives. He can be found online @gayrodcon and