Whoa there, Robert Wringham here. Writer-comedian.

I’ve written and published seven books so far. Seven!

But you might know me as the voice of New Escapologist magazine or from my column in the Idler.

Occasionally I go on stage, having them in the aisles and whatnot.

But mainly, I write miscellaneous short pieces as any humorist should. 800 words and then home.

There’s a mailing list you can join for a very occasional update on my movements. It’s the winning alternative to social media.

Why not have a poke around my website? I hope you like it. Just wipe your feet, were you born in a barn? Oh, you were? I beg your pardon.


Current Doings

Melt It! The Book of the Iceman is being adapted for film.

I wrote a novel called Rub-A-Dub-Dub and it won a prestigious Saltire Prize. Not for the contents, mind. Just for the cover. Sigh.

New Escapologist Issues 14 and 15 are out now and contain some landmark work from self and others.

For more current doings, see my now page.


What the sages said

“Delightful and insightful” — Ben Moor

“Brilliant” — Mark Watson

“Superb” — Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph

“Excellent, brilliant, essential” — Stewart Lee

“Devilishly clever” — Arnold Brown

“The best prose writer I know” — Luke Rhinehart

“A literary gem” — Handelsblatt

“A terrific writer” — Arthur Matthews

“Side-splitting” — British Comedy Guide