Merray Gerges is an Egyptian essayist, editor, and writing teacher. While studying art history at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, she co-founded and edited CRIT, a free biannual print-only criticism publication. At C Magazine, she conceptualized and edited themed print issues addressing facets of systemic change in the art world. She moved to New York to complete her MFA in narrative nonfiction at New York University, and has been secretly working on a series of longform personal essays. In addition to Quiet Lunch, she is also an Associate Editor at Momus.