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Sam Lansky is an author, journalist and screenwriter.


Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Lansky spent his adolescence in New York City; in 2016 he published his memoir, The Gilded Razor, which Lansky is adapting as a feature film with Oscar-winning filmmaker Dustin Lance Black.


His first novel, Broken People, was released by HarperCollins in 2020.


A graduate of The New School, Lansky wrote for publications including New York, Esquire and The Atlantic before joining Time, where he served as West Coast Editor; he remains a contributing editor at Time

His next book, the novel Close Friends, will be published in 2025.

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