Hugh Ryan is a writer and traveler currently based in New York City. His food and travel writing have appeared in numerous venues. He has ghostwritten eight young adult novels. As a copywriter, he has produced web copy, video scripts, and social media tie-ins for a variety of major brand name companies.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Details, The Daily Beast, The Advocate, CBS News on Logo, the Sierra Club anthology A Leaky Tent is a Piece of Paradise, and other venues.

He holds an MFA in Nonfiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and is represented by Meredith Kaffel at Defiore & Co.. He is also the Founding Director of The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History.