Larry Closs is a New Yorker who often wanders far from home.
He is the founder and editor of TrekWorld, a travel and trekking magazine devoted to adventure, advice and inspiration. As Director of Communications for Next Generation Nepal, a nonprofit dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families, he oversees communications and marketing, and his photographs and video from Nepal have been used by CNN, The Huffington Post, USA Today, HarperCollins and The Nate Berkus Show.
Closs has been a national writer, editor, photographer and videographer for nearly 20 years for publications and websites at News Corporation, TimeWarner, Hearst and Viacom, including TV Guide, TVGuide.com, Road Runner and Nickelodeon. At Gesso, a communication design studio he co-founded, clients included Sony, Estee Lauder, Smithsonian Institution, USAID, National Cancer Institute and the NBA. He has produced digital shorts for the Travel Channel, co-produced a mobile app and freelanced for Out, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine and The New York Aquarian.
From Kathmandu to Kanchanaburi, from Angkor Wat to the Albayzin, from the Costa del Sol to Costa Rica, Closs has traveled throughout the U.S., U.K., Canada, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America, and there are few experiences he finds more exhilarating than waking up in a place that is completely foreign in every respect—culture, customs, food, transportation, architecture, language, landscape, electrical outlets.
When he’s not traveling, he’s in New York, which, he says, is as close as you can get to experiencing what it’s like to be on the road even when you’re not.
Beatitude is his first novel.