Kat Long is the author of THE FORBIDDEN APPLE: A CENTURY OF SEX AND SIN IN NEW YORK CITY, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. THE FORBIDDEN APPLE was the first book to explore more than 100 years of sexual history and social science in the city that never sleeps.
As a freelance science writer, Kat focuses on the environment, climate change, coastal ecosystems, the history of science, and Arctic exploration. Her articles have appeared in Smithsonian, Scientific American, Slate, Atlas Obscura, ScienceNOW, the World Science Festival, Boating Times Long Island and Grist.
Kat is a student at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, concentrating in health and science reporting.
Before delving into science journalism, Kat had a decade-long career as an editor in LGBT media. She was the executive editor of GO Magazine and the editor-in-chief of the New York Blade, both New York City-based publications.
Kat’s stories on wide-ranging topics have also been published in Playgirl, Bust, the Advocate, Logo’s NewNowNext.com, the Washington Blade, the Village Voice, Scripps Digital network, Pioneer Press newspapers, nationalgeographic.com, USAToday.com, and many more.
In her free time (what there is of it), Kat loves hiking, kayaking, cooking, traveling around New England and old-timey things.