Randy Ross

novelist and story-teller


Randy Ross is a novelist, lecturer, and performer. In 2007, he took a four-month, solo trip around the world that included stops in Venezuela, Greece, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, and New Zealand. He turned those experiences into lectures, a published comedy novel ("God Bless Cambodia," The Permanent Press/2017) and a pair of one-man shows ("The Chronic Single's Handbook" and "Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler.") His shows have been selected by Airbnb as high-quality experiences and have garnered rave reviews at fringe theater festivals in U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland. His travel story, “One Day in Thailand” won the First Night 2011 Massmouth story slam and was a finalist in the 2011 Drum/Side B Award for short fiction. Previously, Ross was an executive editor for PC World magazine. He holds a masters in journalism from Northwestern University. He is currently writing a second novel.

Artist Statement

My writing and one-man shows offer humorous looks at a universal condition: loneliness.

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