Wilkes University

Ross Klavan

Ross KlavanRoss Klavan
Screenwriter, Fiction

Ross Klavan's work spans film, television, radio, print, live performance, and visual art. A novella, Thump Gun Hitched, was published by Down and Out Books in 2016. His darkly comic novel Schmuck was published by Greenpoint Press in 2014. His original screenplay film Tigerland was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and the film was released by New Regency starring Colin Farrell. He recently finished an adaption of John Bowers's The Colony and has written scripts for Miramax, Intermedia, Walden Media, Paramount and TNT TV among others. The "conversation about writing" he moderated with Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer was televised and published as Like Shaking Hands with God and his short stories have appeared in magazines and been produced by the BBC. An earlier novel, Trax, was published under a pseudonym. His play How I Met My (Black) Wife (Again), co-written with Ray Iannicelli, has been produced in New York City, and he has performed his work in numerous theaters and clubs. He has acted and done voice work in TV and radio commercials and has lent his voice to feature films including: Casino, You Can Count on Me, Revolutionary Road, Awake and the new Amazon web series Alpha House, written by Gary Trudeau. He has worked as a newspaper and radio journalist in New York City and London. He lives in New York City with his wife, the painter, Mary Jones.

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