Ryan North

The place where food goes to die. Also: writer.


I've been a speaker at events as diverse as the World Government Summit, Yale University, TEDx and countless libraries and schools around the world. I always work to inspire audiences about the fun and excitement of science, technology, education, and comics.

I'd love to come entertain and educate at your business, event, school, or library. Please contact Kate Berner at the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau if you're interested in having me visit!

Selected talks from the past little while include:


"Your visit was wonderful. Your presentation in the school auditorium was packed with great messages about writing, reading, and - more generally - being creative and approaching life as an ongoing project of learning and growing. When you were talking with students one-on-one, you were so approachable, so honest, and so insightful. As far as school visits go, you nailed it!" - Blake Holman, Librarian, New Prarie High School

"Your presentation was surely my favourite. You are an amazing speaker." - Asma, attendee, World Government Summit

"Liked Ryan North the best, made me see how literature was fun and didn't have to follow specific rules! Showed me that literature that was fun could still mean something." - Student, Amherst College

"Really liked the guest speaker! Make sure future guest speakers are as good as him!" - Student, Amherst College

Current Projects

Squirrel Girl art by Erica Henderson, © Marvel Comics, Ophelia art by Kate Beaton, How To Invent Everything art by Derek Charm, Kid Constantine art by Derek Charm, © DC Comics, Slaughterhouse-Five art by Albert Monteys, How To Be A T.rex art by Mike Lowery.