Daniel Bergner

is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a critically-acclaimed author. His previous books include God of the Rodeo: The Quest for Redemption in Louisiana’s Angola Prison, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; In the Land of Magic Soldiers: A Story of White and Black in West Africa, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year; and The Other Side of Desire: Four Journeys into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing. His writing has also appeared in Granta, Harper's, Mother Jones, Talk, The New York Times Book Review, and on the op-ed page of The New York Times.