Griffin Hansbury is the author of Feral City: On Finding Liberation in Lockdown New York and Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul (writing as Jeremiah Moss), as well as The Nostalgist, a novel, and Day for Night, a collection of poems.
A Pushcart Prize winner and two-time NYFA fellow (Nonfiction and Poetry), he has a master’s degree in Creative Writing/Poetry from New York University, where he studied with poets such as Cornelius Eady, Allen Ginsberg, Galway Kinnell, and Sharon Olds. His writing on the city has appeared in n+1, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, and online for The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, Salon, and The New York Review of Books. He has also written for and been featured on the radio show This American Life.
His blog “Vanishing New York” was frequently named a Best of New York by the Village Voice. He’s been hailed as “New York City’s career elegist” by the New York Times, and the New Yorker magazine has said, “New York is lucky to have him on its side.” In 2017 he founded #SaveNYC, a grassroots activist group that raised awareness of the small business crisis in New York and advocated on behalf of local mom and pops.
Hansbury is also an award-winning and internationally published psychoanalyst working in private practice in Manhattan. As a specialist in gender identity, he was the first psychoanalyst to publish as openly transgender and his writing on the subject has advanced the field, appearing in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA), Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality. His groundbreaking article “The Masculine Vaginal: Working With Queer Men’s Embodiment at the Transgender Edge” has been translated and published in several countries, including Argentina, Germany, and Italy.
His next novel, Some Strange Music Draws Me In, is forthcoming from W. W. Norton in 2023.