Casey Gerald talks to DeRay Mckesson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Called ‘extraordinary’ and ‘electrifying’ by Marlon James and Colm Tóibín, Texan writer Casey Gerald’s powerful memoir traces fault lines in American racial and masculine identity. There Will Be No Miracles Here examines how Gerald grew up underprivileged, black and gay in Dallas but went on to study at Yale and Harvard, and work on Wall Street. It’s an American Dream story; so why does he spurn the classic rags-to-riches narrative? In this event, recorded live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival, he shares his thoughts with educator and Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson.

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