Vanessa Grigoriadis

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Vanessa Maia Grigoriadis (born in New York City, New York) is an American journalist.

Personal[edit]

She is of Greek descent and grew up in New York City. When she was younger she played classical violin and danced. Grigoriadis graduated from Wesleyan University. She also spent a year studying the sociology of religion at Harvard University.

Career[edit]

Grigoriadis is a generalist writer for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and for New York Magazine. Her feature Power Girls reportedly inspired the MTV reality series PoweR Girls.[1] Her work does not cover one specific topic. She has been working on and off for the New York magazine since she graduated from college. Here, she began working as an editorial assistant and eventually worked her way up to becoming a contributing editor at the age of 25. In 2003, she was a writer on the Style desk at the New York Times.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

She received the National Magazine Award in 2007 in profile writing for a profile of Karl Lagerfeld.[3] She was nominated in 2008 for feature writing, a piece titled Gawker and the Rage of the Creative Underclass,.[4] She was also nominated for a Mirror Award for a profile of Arianna Huffington.

Appearances[edit]

Her writing has been published in the following books and mentioned in the following articles:

Books[edit]

  • The Best American Magazine Writing: 2007
  • The Best American Magazine Writing: 2008
  • Best Music Writing 2009
  • Best Music Writing 2011
  • The Fourth Sex
  • KGB Bar Reader
  • True Crime
  • New York Stories

Articles[edit]

  • 2008 National Magazine Award Finalists- American Society of Magazine Editors
  • Up Front: Vanessa Grigoriadis- The New York Times
  • The Sidney Awards- The New York Times
  • National Magazine Awards Smile on Some and Disappoint Frequent Winners- The New York Times
  • 2008 National Magazine Award Finalists- American Society of Magazine Editors[2]

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