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Griffin Hansbury is the acclaimed author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul (writing as Jeremiah Moss, from the popular blog, “Vanishing New York”), as well as The Nostalgist, a novel, and Day for Night, a collection of poems.

A two-time NYFA fellow with a master’s degree in Creative Writing from New York University, his work 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.

As an activist, he is the founder of #SaveNYC, a grassroots group working to raise awareness of the small business crisis in New York and advocating 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

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