What I do
Larry Ryan was the editor of The Long + Short, Nesta’s digital magazine which ran between 2014-2017.
Before joining Nesta, Larry worked at The Independent newspaper for six and a half years. While there, Larry had been Deputy Editor of The Independent Magazine; previously he was Assistant Home News Editor for The Independent and its sister publication i, and Comment & Communities Editor for independent.co.uk. He also wrote a music column for the paper for several years and continues to write an occasional, and very brief, column called ‘Takin’ it Easy with Larry Ryan’ on the joys of laziness.
Larry moved to London in 2007. Prior to that he worked as a journalist in New York and Dublin. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin.