KAT LONG is the author of The Forbidden Apple: A Century of Sex and Sin in New York City (Ig Publishing), the first book to explore more than 100 years of sexual history and social science in the city that never sleeps.
Kat graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1997 with a BA in Creative Writing.
Currently, Kat is the executive editor of GO, the leading free monthly magazine for LGBT readers. She was the editor-in-chief of the New York Blade, a bimonthly community newspaper, until June 2009. Kat has written for the Village Voice, Grist and other publications.
After covering politics and culture, sexuality and women’s issues for more than a decade, Kat decided she needed a new challenge and chose a new direction for her freelance journalism interests: science writing. In 2012, she completed a course in science and medical writing at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. At the same time, she began covering environmental news for Coastal Commons, the online magazine of Going Coastal, Inc., a New York City-based nonprofit educational organization focusing on urban waterway resources.
Finally, Kat is working on a new book about the 19th century polar scientist and clergyman William Scoresby, bringing her interest in the intersections of science, religion and history full circle.