Boy Erased Cover


Boy Erased: a Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family (Riverhead/Penguin, 2016)

The Great Revelation: a novel (Riverhead/Penguin, TBA)


“Phantom Pain.” The Book of Queer Prophets, ed. Ruth Hunt. Glasgow: William Collins, 2020.

“Land of Plenty.” Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church, ed. Lauren O’Neal & Chrissy Stroop. Indianapolis: Epiphany Publishing, 2019. Anthology.

“Self-Portrait.” Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina, ed. Wilton Barnhardt. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. Anthology.



“Flyover Country.” Rhapsody. 2018.

“Age of Unlearning.” Electric Literature. 2018.

“Diagnosis.” Southern Humanities Review. 2017.

“Boy Erased.” Virginia Quarterly Review. 2016.

“Safety Rope.” The Rumpus. 2016.

“How it Feels to Conquer Your Shame.” Buzzfeed Reader. 2016.

“Trump’s America Includes Gay Conversion Therapy.” VICE. 2016.

“GOP’s Support of Conversion Therapy is a Death Sentence.” Time. 2016.

“How Surviving ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy Made Me a Better Writer”; “Garth Greenwell & Garrard Conley” (series re: a series of readings in North Carolina to protest HB2 ‘bathroom bill’). Literary Hub. 2016.

“Why My Parents Tried to Cure Me of Being Gay.” CNN Opinion. 2016.

“Radyvyliv, Ukraine.” The Common. 2014.


“Baba Yaha.” The Madison Review. 2012.

“Death Studies Nos. 1 & 2.” Spork. 2012.


“After Living as a Woman for Decades, He Staged His Own Gender Reveal.” The New York Times Book Review. 2020. Forthcoming.

“The Right Wrong Note: an Interview with Garth Greenwell.” The Rumpus. 2020.

“Mack the Knife, Now a Hero of Transgender Literature.” The New York Times Book Review. 2018.

“Transgressing Familiarity: Talking with Thomas Page McBee.” The Rumpus. 2018.

“The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #135: Patrick Nathan.” The Rumpus. 2018.

“Interview with Edwidge Danticat.” Slice Magazine. 2017.

“‘Language is the Way’: An Interview with Cristina García.” Fiction Writers Review. 2013.


UnErased: The History of Conversion Therapy in America. Focus Features, Stitcher, Limina, & Jad Abumrad. 2018.